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Parliament refuses to dismiss interior minister

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June 16, 2010, 2:57 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has refused to dismiss Interior Minister Anatoliy Mohyliov. A draft resolution on the dismissal of Interior Minister Mohyliov was supported by 141 out of 408 MPs registered in the hall on Wednesday, with 226 votes needed to pass the decision.

Mohyliov's dismissal was supported by 109 MPs of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko faction and 32 MPs of the Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense faction.

During his speech, the author of the resolution, Borys Tarasiuk, said that the grounds for the minister's dismissal were his cynical statements in mass media justifying the crimes of Stain's rule, including the deportation of Crimean Tatars.
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