The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine appealed to the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov with a request to initiate through the State migration service, the procedure of loss of citizenship of Ukraine by people’s Deputy Andriy Artemenko, said press Secretary of the Prosecutor General Larisa Sargan.
“The state migration service after received from the Prosecutor General may appeal to the President with a request to deprive of Deputy Artemenko citizenship of Ukraine”, – wrote Gar on his page on the social network Facebook on Friday
According to her, during the investigation of criminal proceedings on the fact of committing a crime under article 111 of the Criminal code (treason), had collected enough documents which indicate that Artemenko was awarded the canadian citizenship and has passport of citizen of Canada.
He previously extra fractional people’s Deputy of Ukraine Artemenko argued that renounced canadian identity, but remained a canadian citizen. “I have no other countries’ passports. I have a passport of Ukraine. Was the passport of Canada, which in 2014, according to the requirement of the existing legislation, I had to pause. I did it. He did it publicly in 2014, before the elections,” he said.
As reported, in February 2017, the New York Times reported that Artemenko was transferred to the administration of U.S. President Donald trump prepared a plan for resolving the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The plan specifically provides for the holding of all-Ukrainian referendum on the transfer of Ukraine’s Russian Crimea “in the lease for a period of 50 to 100 years” and “the withdrawal of Russian troops from Eastern Ukraine”.
Prosecutors are investigating criminal proceedings against A. Artemenko for anti-state action in cooperation with the Russian Federation.
20 Feb faction of the Radical party, Oleg Lyashko decided to exclude Artemenko Deputy from among its members.
Artemenko – the initiator of the draft law on amendments to the law on citizenship of Ukraine on dual citizenship.
The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said that Artemenko documented the Prosecutor’s office that has a canadian citizenship in addition to Ukrainian citizenship: “one of the interrogations, he stated that he is a canadian citizen. To the surprise of the investigator, can he confirm that, he said, of course, next time I’ll bring the documents.” In this Lutsenko showed reporters a copy of the canadian passport of the MP.