People’s Deputies are being summoned for questioning by the State Bureau of Investigation following the appeal by MPs Nestor Shufrych and Vasyl Nimchenko about a possible "seizure of power in Ukraine"
The investigation is checking whether the motion to appoint Volodymyr Groysman Ukraine's Prime Minister was submitted in line with the law, Skhamy investigative project wrote.
Several people's deputies immediately confirmed to reporters that they were being summoned for questioning by the SBI as part of the investigation launched June 7, 2019.
According to MP Valeriy Pysarenko, some of the deputies have already begun to receive summonses in this case for late August and early September, but he himself has not received the summons.
The information was commented by SBI spox Maksym Bilousenko: "The SBI is probing into the possible commission of criminal offenses by officials who hold a responsible position in government, during the submission of the motion to appoint the prime minister of Ukraine in the absence of a coalition in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine."
The offense is punishable under Part 1 of Article 109 of the Criminal Code (acts committed with the aim of forcibly changing or overthrowing the constitutional order or seizing state power) and Part 2 of Article 364 of the Criminal Code (abuse by using the official authority or official position granted).
The investigation was launched at the request of MPs Nestor Shufrych and Vasyl Nimchenko.