This week Savchenko may be expelled from the Verkhovna Rada Committee on defense and security

The parliamentary faction “people’s front” insists on consideration during the current plenary week the issue of stay of the people’s Deputy of Hope Savchenko to the parliamentary Committee on national security and defence.

“I was approached by colleagues from our party, so this week we considered the proposals concerning the stay of Hope Savchenko in the composition of such an important Committee on national security and defense”, – said the head of the faction “people’s front” Maxim Burbak at a meeting of the conciliatory Council of leaders of factions, committees and groups of the Parliament on Monday in Kiev.

As reported, on December 13, 2016 the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on issues of national security and defense sent a letter to the security Service of Ukraine to check the information about the meeting Committee member Savchenko with the leaders of the so-called “LNR” and “DNR” Igor Plotnitsky and Alexander Zakharchenko in Minsk.

On 15 December a group of deputies from various factions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, which, in particular, are members of the Committee on national security and defence, has prepared a draft resolution on the exclusion of the Governor from that Committee.

On 11 January the Secretary of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada concerning national security and defence Ivan Vinnik said that the security Service of Ukraine provided a response to the Committee about the meeting Savchenko with militant leaders.

“We appealed to the SBU on the same day when it became known about the visit to Minsk and his meeting with terrorist leaders. Now we got the answer. The next meeting of the Committee, the reply will be processed. The answer has a certain level of secrecy, so we’re not going to publish it in Facebook”, – he said.