Ukrainian parliament blocks second attempt to oust Zaluzhnyi critic from defense oversight role

Mariana Bezuhla
Mariana Bezuhla

The Verkhovna Rada refused to consider a resolution to dismiss MP Mariana Bezuhla from her post on the Committee on National Security, Defense, and Intelligence at a meeting on Jan. 16, MP Yaroslav Zheleznyak reported.

The legislature failed to place the resolution on Bezuhla on the agenda on Jan. 10. As a result, MPs blocked the rostrum and the meeting was closed.

These events follow a series of post by Bezuhla that criticized the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Valerii Zaluzhnyi.

Although the press service of the Servant of the People Party has said that Bezuhla alone was responsible for her statements, it was nevertheless recommended on Jan. 5 that she be removed from her position.

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The Ukrainian legislature registered the resolution to recall Bezuhla on Jan. 6. Two days later, the relevant committee unanimously supported her dismissal.

Bezuhla announced on Jan. 11 that she had submitted a letter of resignation from the faction and the Servant of the People party. Her resignation was approved on Jan. 12.

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