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Tymoshenko denies seeking deputy immunity from prosecution

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May 8, 2010, 6:34 p.m. | Politics — by Ukrainian News

Tymoshenko denies seeking deputy immunity from prosecution

Eponymous bloc leader Yulia Tymoshenko denies her seeking a mandate of a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada to obtain immunity from prosecution. Tymoshenko said this at a press conference in Ivano-Frankivsk.

"Frankly speaking, the status ofpeople's deputydoes not interest me much today. And I don't need any immunity because I never used it. I just do my work wherever I am - the parliament, the government, the opposition - with the status or without it," said Tymoshenko.

Yulia Tymoshenko said she wants early elections to the Verkhovna Rada very much to see there a majority of deputies who are true patriots.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, deputies from the faction of the Party of Regions have said more than once that the leader of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko seeks early elections to the Verkhovna Rada to obtain a deputy mandate.

In January 2010, then presidential candidate and prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko professed cancellation of the deputy immunity from prosecution.
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