This was written by the Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC faction on his Facebook page.
“I will continue to fight not only for myself, but for everyone, the power is making mockery of. At the meeting of the Standing Committee, MPs received exhaustive evidence that the charges against me were falsified, that this was simply an attempt by the authorities to clear the field before the elections. There is one reason - under no circumstances will I agree,” Oleksandr Vilkul stated.
He noted that the government turned the Prosecutor General’s Office into an instrument of political violence. “Everyday people are subjected to pressure, ordinary people, social activists, journalists. They are being bullied, deprived of their liberty, their business is being taken away, they are restricted in their rights. Charges against me, as well as against many, are falsified. This is seen and understood not only by millions of people in our country, but also by MPs from various factions. The same folders of frank waste paper, in which the accusations, as in my case, are written under a carbon copy, are already on many politicians and public figures. But, I emphasize, regardless of how the Verkhovna Rada votes on lifting immunity from me, I will not stop telling the truth and will fight not only for myself, but also for everyone, the power is making mockery of, ”the MP said.
Recall, during the consideration of the resubmission of the Prosecutor General to remove immunity from the MP Oleksandr Vilkul by the Verkhovna Rada Standing Committee, it turned out that the witnesses testified against him under pressure. The witness was the former head of the Dnipropetrovsk district state administration, 70-year-old Vadym Kobylyatskyi. Without a court decision, he was imprisoned by the Prosecutor General’s Office in December 2017 in an unheated cell and demanded to give false testimony against Vilkul. But even in these conditions, Kobylyatskyi did not agree to stipulate the MP. He signed a compromise proposed by the Prosecutor General’s Office that they he had been allegedly called from the reception of the regional state administration. Deputies received a witness statement during the meeting.
In addition, the oppositionist provided a number of evidence that the case was fabricated, and the laws relied on by the Prosecutor General’s Office, including the Land Code, ceased to exist in 2001.
During the meeting of the committee Oleksandr Vilkul provided official documents, including the decision of the Nikopol court, that his phone was illegally tapped without the permission of the parliament.
On the basis of newly discovered facts, the Standing Committee postponed the publication of its decision.