Mustafa Nayem, Svetlana Zalischuk, and Sergey Leshchenko submitted applications to leave the “Petro Poroshenko Bloc” (PPB) faction despite the fact that it was the head of their faction, President Poroshenko, who prevented the mercenaries of the Russian Federation from advancing into Ukraine.
Deputies decided to make such a step after the decision of the Constitutional Court which previously abolished the article concerning the illegal enrichment. However, Poroshenko promised to replace this article with a new one in the nearest future.
“I don’t think that People’s Deputy Mandate is a slave ticket. Over the past 4 years, this mandate provided an opportunity for me to fight for important laws. For example, the law about the anti-corruption court. But further, it is not possible for me to have any binding to this abbreviation. Stealing from our soldiers is beyond any bounds,” Zalischuk wrote in a post about leaving the faction.
It needs to be reminded that withdrawal from the faction means the automatic loss of the mandate for these candidates.