The Petro Poroshenko Bloc and Popular Front factions opposed the dissolution of the Rada and the resignation of Parubiy, claiming that it was harmful and illegal.
Yesterday, on April 23, the Verkhovna Rada [ed. – Ukrainian Parliament] began to collect signatures for the resignation of Speaker Andriy Parubiy, in order to eventually dissolve the Parliament. According to the law, it is necessary to collect 150 signatures, which will provide an opportunity to submit to the Parliament the question of revoking Parubiy, this proposal should be supported by at least 226 deputies.
Chairman of the “Popular Front” faction Maxim Burbak said that attempts to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada “are harmful and illegal.”
At the same time, representatives of the “Popular Front” and “Petro Poroshenko Bloc” factions have gathered near the podium.
Burbak believes that the Verkhovna Rada of the current convocation has a “pro-Western and pro-European majority”, and “the enemies dream of revenge”.
According to the Chairman of the “Popular Front” faction, “one of them said that he would try to scrape together 150 signatures of People’s Deputies for the resignation of Andriy Parubiy from the post of Head of Verkhovna Rada.
According to Burbak, the real intention is to send Parliament to early elections six months before the end of its term. “Medvedchuk’s comrade Portnov distributes instructions from Vienna to destabilize the Verkhovna Rada and to push the country into the abyss of collapse,” he said.
As Burbak noted, parliament will be elected at a time determined by law.
Burbak also noted that Parubiy’s tenure as Chairman of the Parliament gives an opportunity not only to keep the Ukrainian majority in Parliament but also keep the external course of Ukraine – to Europe and NATO. According to him, the PPB and Popular Front factions support Parubiy and oppose his resignation.
Earlier Poroshenko also opposed the dissolution of the Rada. The chairman of the faction “Petro Poroshenko Bloc” Arthur Gerasimov said that the parliamentary elections should be held, according to the current legislation, this autumn. If the date is changed, it can be a violation of democratic norms, the politician is convinced.