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Ukrainian parliament launches drone
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The parliament is now considering a bill on creation of the National Commission that could regulate public utilities and energetic sector.

They launched a drone in the session hall of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine while considering a bill on creation of the National Commission that could regulate public utilities and energetic sector.

The drone was launched from a box for judges by Batkivschina’s people's deputy Ihor Lutsenko. Due to this fact, the Rada’s speaker Andriy Parubiy claimed an attempt to disrupt the plenary session and urged the parliamentarians to maintain discipline.

The Verkhovna Rada’s first Vice-Speaker Irina Gerashchenko urged to draw the initiators of this action to justice.

'Being the first deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, I’d like to apply to the procedural committee with a demand to consider violation of the Article 51 of the Verkhovna Rada’s rules, that bans people's deputies from bringing and using posters, loudspeakers and other items during plenary sessions. I demand from the Ukrainian parliament to consider this violation and to deprive the violators of the right to attend the Verkhovna Rada’s sessions and vote there for three days. We shouldn’t let rascals who happened to be in the session hall, turn the supreme legislative body of the Parliament into a circus,' Gerashchenko stressed. She also noted that Ukrainian troops in the area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) needed the drones very much.

Batkivschina’s people's deputy Serhiy Vlasenko in his turn said that these actions didn’t violate the rules of the parliament. He also noted that the drone is to be sent to the Ukrainian military after the session.

According to Vlasenko’s colleague Alena Shkrum, the people’s deputies launched the drone to record any possible non-personal voting for the bill (the so-called 'button-pushing').

As reported earlier by 1492news.com, Lyashko and Tymoshenko take rostrum in parliament. 

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