Verkhovna Rada Member of Parliament Nestor Shufrych has left Ukraine.
This was reported to Babel by a source among the deputies of the former faction "Opposition Platform — For Life".
"Up to three young children in Hungary. Under current legislation. He will return to the next plenary session of the Rada," the faction said.
In a comment to Babel, Shufrych himself also confirmed the information that he had gone abroad. He said that he was indeed the father of three minor children but left because one child needed "urgent medical advice".
"I am the father of three minor children — 3, 5 and 9 years old. In addition, I arranged my departure in accordance with all the standards established for wartime. The need to go abroad is due to an urgent medical consultation due to the condition of one of my children. I plan to return by May 23," he explained.
- On March 20, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine had suspended a number of parties with ties to Russia during martial law. These parties include the Opposition Platform for Life and the Shariyʼs Party.
- On April 14, the Verkhovna Rada suspended the activities of the faction.
- On May 14, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law banning pro-Russian parties in Ukraine.