The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the proposal of the Cabinet of Ministers has dismissed the Minister of ecology and natural resources Igor Shevchenko, who is suspected of bribery.
Such a Decision at the meeting on Thursday was supported by 235 MPs with the necessary minimum of 226 votes.
the conclusion about the direction of the Council of a recommendation to dismiss Shevchenko, the Cabinet adopted last Wednesday.
according to the Ukrainian authorities, during his stay Shevchenko as Minister many times there were no violations of the law. For example, in January the Minister without the approval dwelt in the UAE in may without valid reasons absent from the workplace. In addition, Shevchenko in June flew overseas on a private jet.
first Minister of ecology criticized the fact that he flew to nice in a time when Kiev was burning oil depot. These allegations were supported by the leader of the Radical party Oleg Lyashko, he tried to convince parliamentary coalition to vote for the resignation of Shevchenko. The Minister himself said that he flew abroad even before the fire, with the plane of Deputy Oleksandr Onishchenko. In connection With the use of the plane he was charged with bribery.
Shevchenko declared that is ready to resign, though he believes this step is purely political.