How much did the Verkhovna Rada apparatus save on truant deputies

Due to absenteeism of meetings of the Verkhovna Rada by people’s deputies, the budget of Ukraine saved 5.12 million hryvnias. At the same time, they managed to save more in February, and the least in April, the article says. parliamentary analyst “Rukh CHESNO” Alexandra Salizhenko for ZN.UA “Sanctions against truants: who people’s deputies lost “deputy” during the war“.

So, 16 people’s deputies were deprived of accruals related to the execution of deputy powers for all the first four months of 2022. Most of them are representatives of the former OPF faction, two are non-factional, as well as former “servants” Lyudmila Buimister and Yevgeny Shevchenko, representatives of the “For the Future” group, Volyn majoritarians Igor Palitsa and Stepan Ivakhov. In addition, the list also included the head of Eurosolidarity, Petro Poroshenko, who has been consistently skipping parliamentary sessions since November 2019, after the changes regarding truants came into force.

Nine more deputies did not receive compensation within three months of 2022. Among them are the head of the Servant of the People faction David Arakhamia, who, after the start of a full-scale war of Russia against Ukraine, heads the negotiating group of Ukraine, a representative of the Batkivshchyna from the Kharkiv region Vitaliy Danilov and a majoritarian from the Lviv region from the For the Future group Yaroslav Dubnevich, suspected of taking over 93 million hryvnia funds of Ukrzaliznytsia.

As the deputies note, the apparatus of the Verkhovna Rada is trying to save on costs as much as possible. In particular, people’s deputies do not receive travel funds and salaries for the period of business trips.

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