The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has enough evidence to remove immunity from six People's Deputies. Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko announced on July 2, 2017 on Channel 5 that all the presentations that have already been made to parliament are backed up by legally collected evidence: audio recordings, videos and eyewitness accounts.
“We have collected enough evidence to convince impartial deputies—and the key word here is ‘impartial’—of the need to remove the immunity of the [six] deputies and to continue the pre-trial investigation. All this will be backed up by a presentation of audio recordings, videotapes, and documents,” Lutsenko assured.
He expressed reservations about a court hearing taking place in the Committee or in the Verkhovna Rada. “There should be only a check. Is there evidence of possible criminal offenses? Yes, there is. Whether the evidence is sufficient will only be determined by the court,” the Prosecutor General stressed.
It is expected that from Monday, July 3, 2017, the Regulatory Committee will consider the Prosecutor's submission on the deprivation of the immunity of People's Deputies Andriy Lozovoy, Eugene Deidey, Boryslav Rosenblatt, Oles Dovgyi, Maksym Polyakov and Mykhailo Dobkin.
Earlier, Lutsenko said that in autumn he would submit new ideas to the Verkhovna Rada for the removal of immunity from the People's Deputies.