Ukraine's parliament sacks MP Yaremenko from top post in Foreign Policy Committee

15:20, 17 January 2020
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Bohdan Yaremenko / Photo from UNIAN

The relevant decision was backed by 317 MPs, an UNIAN correspondent report.

The resolution provides for the appointment of Oleksandr Merezhko, MP with the Servant of the People faction, as a new chairman, relieving him of his duties as a member of the Legal Policy Committee.

The resolution also provides for the appointment of Yaremenko member of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation, relieving him of his duties as its chairman.

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Volodymyr Viatrovych, MP from the European Solidarity faction, has been elected a member of the Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy.

As UNIAN reported, on October 30, 2019, journalists of one of the online publications made a compromising photo of Yaremenko chatting on a dating site, while working at the session hall.

After that, three factions called to dismiss Yaremenko.

On the same day, Yaremenko announced he would submit a letter of resignation to Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov.

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