21 Jun 2019 16:22

Zelensky suggests introducing large fines for non-personal voting in Rada

KYIV. June 21 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian president has submitted to the Rada a bill on criminal liability for non-personal voting by parliamentarians in the parliament.

"We have suggested changes to the Criminal l Code of Ukraine, under which a person violating the obligation of a different person, a people's deputy, to vote in person, will be subjected to criminal liability in the form of a fine in an amount of 3,000 to 5,000 untaxable minimums," presidential representative in the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk said.

"This is one of the options, but we will consider it in matters that are associated with deputy absenteeism - we would like to introduce one more sanction - community service," he said.

Zelensky earlier submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a bill on personal voting by Ukrainian parliamentarians.