By Semyon Semyonchenko, Commander of the volunteer Donbas Battalion, representative of the “Samopomich Association Party” [“Self-Reliance”].
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
To the people of Ukraine:
Yesterday the CEC [Central Election Commission] declared me an elected MP of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine [Ukrainian Parliament].
Under the law, the CEC, no later than the 5th day following [election result] tabulation, must officially disclose [the results] in the parliamentary newspaper “Voice of Ukraine” and the government newspaper “Governmental Courier.”
After the official announcement of election results, elected MPs must submit to the CEC within 20 days a document on exemption from office, if incompatible with the deputy
I thank the people of Ukraine for their great confidence [in me].
I am not a soldier, I’m passing the reserve service of the National Guard of Ukraine [NGU] and am a reservist who does not receive payment for their service.
Currently, the Donbas battalion holds combat coordination for their service in the area of the ATO [anti-terrorist operation]. I, as the battalion commander, will do my best to prepare reservists to perform their duties.
In this crucial and difficult time for the country where there is a real threat of aggression, it is my duty to be with the Donbas Battalion in the area of the ATO.
By 1 December, depending on the situation at the front, I will announce the passage of further service or performance of duty as a People’s Deputy of Ukraine under the Law of Ukraine: “On the Status of the People’s Deputy of Ukraine.”
Slava Ukraini! [Glory to Ukraine!]
Major in the reserve of the NGU, Commander of the 2nd Battalion of the National Guard, special purpose “Donbas,”
PS – All that I think about our struggle and relationships with the political leadership of the country:
Shuster Live program video, on TV Channel 24. Subject: “Trench Truth?” [in Russian]
Source: Semyon Semyonchenko FB