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What started as a crusade against corrupt parliamentarians is turning into yet another victory for corruption.

In the last two weeks, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has submitted to the Verkhovna Rada requests to strip legislative immunity from six lawmakers: Maksym Polyakov, Yevhen Deydey, Oles Dovhiy, Andriy Lozoviy, Borys Rozenblat, and Mykhaylo Dobkin.

All six are suspects in various investigations into corruption and economic crimes. Lutsenko has promised that even more investigations against lawmakers are coming.

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