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Four MPs quit from Poroshenko’s parliamentary group

Four MPs from Dnipropetrovsk have quit from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko following the conflict between the Ukrainian President and the Governor of Dnipropetrovsk region Igor Kolomoisky.

Andriy Denysenko, Vitaliy Kupriy, Valentyn Didych and Oleksandr Dubinin said they did it in protest of Poroshenko’s efforts to destabilize the situation in Dnipropetrovsk region.

Kupriy disagrees with the president’s policy and urges all his colleagues sharing his view to join him. “Let’s form a parliamentary group and do what was promised to the people in our electoral program,” he said on Facebook.

Denysenko believes that somebody was trying to discredit the Dnipropetrovsk authorities. “Somebody is trying to set Poroshenko and Kolomoisky by the ears. I believe that the president will find out what is really going on,” the MP said.

Earlier, the website of the National Guards of Ukraine reported that two battalions had been sent to Dnipropetrovsk. Later that news was removed.

As EAD reported earlier, on Mar 23 Chief of Ukraine’s National Security Service Valentin Nalyvaichenko accused some high-ranking officials of Dnipropetrovsk region of sponsoring armed criminal groups. The same day Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov gave all private guards, especially those of Kolomoisky, 24 hours to disarm.

According to Denysenko, on Wednesday the MPs supporting Kolomoisky will hold a rally in Dnipropetrovsk’s Square of Maidan Heroes.

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