Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmitry Razumkov gathers the heads of parliamentary factions and groups at the meeting before the extraordinary plenary meeting that is scheduled for Tuesday morning, March 17.
According to the source news Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”, the meeting of the speaker’s deputies should be held at 23:00 Monday.
The head of fraction “the Voice” Sergey Rakhmanin said that in the meeting it is expected the participation of representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Council of national security and defense. With this in mind, as well as appeals of President Vladimir Zelensky to impose strict anti-epidemic measures, Rachmaninov did not exclude that will be raised the question of the state of emergency.
In the agenda of the meeting of Parliament included six questions, four of which are associated with counter-coronavirus, two – the Parliament in the conditions of the quarantine.
In particular, members should consider the draft law on combating COVID-19 and the draft law on the facilitation of the procurement of medicines and medical devices, the mandate also included the bill on amendments to the Tax code to support taxpayers in terms of quarantine.
The draft resolution on change of chart of work of the Verkhovna Rada in terms of the quarantine, provides that from March 17-April 3 session will not be held. People’s deputies will work in committees, and considering the number of bills is transferred to the fourth session of the Verkhovna Rada of the ninth convocation.
Meanwhile, President Vladimir Zelensky expressed disagreement with the decision of Parliament not to hold sessions during the quarantine. He demanded that the deputies promptly took the land law, the labour code, appointed an attorney General and a number of Ministers.