The council approved changes to the budget, the dismissal of Denisova and sanctions against Patriarch Kirill

The council approved changes to the budget, the dismissal of Denisova and sanctions against Patriarch Kirill

Denisova held the position of human rights ombudsman

The council approved changes to the budget, the dismissal of Denisova and sanctions against Patriarch Kirill

What happened? The Verkhovna Rada supported changes to the state budget. 299 MPs voted “for” the changes.

Source. The People's Deputy Yaroslav Zhelezniak reports about it.

Details. The parliamentarians approved an increase in the expenditure part of this year's state budget by UAH 287 billion. In particular, UAH 5.8 billion has been added for the service eHelp, which will allow those who had submitted applications before March 31 to receive payments.

292 MPs voted for the personal sanctions against Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (Vladimir Gundyayev) and other top members of the russian Orthodox Church. Now the decision must be approved by the National Security and Defense Council.

In addition, parliament dismissed Human Rights Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova.

Background. The head of the board of the ZMINA Human Rights Center, Tetiana Pechonchyk, said on her Facebook page that the “Servant of the People” party had already found candidates to replace Denisova. According to her, deputies from the party Maryana Bezuhla, Oleksandr Kachura or Mykola Tyshchenko can take Denysova's place.

Human rights activists have many questions to Denisova and her competence, Pechonchyk stressed.

The parliament explained that the deputies approved her dismissal for a number of reasons.

“First of all, because of her not always appropriate media activity,” an influential and knowledgeable speaker of the Verkhovna Rada told Radio Free.

But there is also another reason – “systemic lack of coordination with the President's Office." This was reported to Radio Free by another speaker familiar with the situation in parliament.

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