But this will not affect his status as a deputy, writes ZN.
Servant of the People MP Nikolai Tishchenko was fired from the post of deputy chairman of the Servant of the People faction and expelled from the party after he went to Thailand, allegedly to meet with Ukrainians. This was announced by the representative of the party Yulia Paliychuk.
The fact that Nikolai Tishchenko left for Thailand became known after statements the press service of the Embassy of Ukraine in Thailand about the planned meeting of the MP in Bangkok with the Ukrainian community, which will be held on Friday, January 27, at the Novotel Hotel in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.
The MP plans to discuss with the Ukrainians “the issue of improving interaction with representatives of the Ukrainian community in the Kingdom of Thailand“.
At the same time, according to the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine dated January 23, people’s deputies and other officials can leave the territory of Ukraine during martial law only on business trips.
At the announced meeting afterwards reacted head of the Servant of the People faction David Arakhamia, who immediately announced the dismissal of Tishchenko from the post of deputy.
“I see that not everyone understands what people’s deputies should do during the war. Therefore, we are preparing a number of personnel decisions – the dismissal of Nikolai Tishchenko from the post of deputy chairman of the Servant of the People faction– wrote Arakhamia.
He added that an urgent meeting of the faction would be convened for this, and he would also personally turn to the chairman of the party, Elena Shulyak, with a request to expel Tishchenko from the Servant of the People party.
“I’m sure no one needs to explain why…,” added Arakhamia.
“Guided by the provisions of paragraph 9.1.22 of Article 9 of the Charter of the Servant of the People Party, I decided to expel MP Nikolai Tishchenko from the party”— informed later party chairman Elena Shulyak.
It should be noted that neither the exclusion of Tishchenko from the faction, unlike his own exit, nor the expulsion from the party will entail the loss of a deputy mandate and is simply a demonstration move by the Servant of the People party.
From the beginning of his political career, Nikolai Tishchenko regularly got into scandals. The deputy held noisy parties during the coronavirus quarantine, and his Velor restaurant, unlike other establishments, continued to work during the lockdown.
Tishchenko helped sabotage the elections in the 87th constituency in the Ivano-Frankivsk region (the candidate from the ruling party Vasily Virastyuk won there), and in the capital – adjust “dialogue” between Bankova and Denis Komarnitsky.
In June 2021, Bihus info journalists published an investigation in which they explained how Nikolai Tishchenko and his relatives got the money for multimillion-dollar construction projects.
During the war, Tishchenko supposedly was engaged volunteer activities, but the BIHUS.Info investigation journalists said that this could be nothing more than political PR to help the military. In particular, under this pretext, Nikolai Tishchenko made a tour of such cities as Nice, Paris, and New York in the summer.
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