President Petro Poroshenko approved the termination of citizenship of the Verkhovna Rada Deputy Andriy Artemenko (independent). The Chairman of the faction of the Radical party in the Verkhovna Rada Oleg Lyashko reported in Facebook.
“The President today signed a decree on the termination of citizenship of Ukraine people’s Deputy Andrey Artemenko in connection with the voluntary acquisition in 2005 of canadian citizenship. This is a unique and first in 26 years of Independence when a state official responsible for the violation of the Constitution, which provides only one – Ukrainian citizenship!”, – wrote the President of Poland.
According to him, Artemenko and his defenders can start to challenge this decision due to the fact that the Constitution prohibits the deprivation of citizenship.
“Deprive – Yes, and to stop – it does not! According to the Constitution the order of termination of Ukrainian citizenship are determined by law. The law “On citizenship” one of the grounds for loss of Ukrainian citizenship, provides, in particular voluntary acquisition of citizenship of another state. So Artemenko, who himself admitted to getting his canadian citizenship and confirmed it on interrogation in the Prosecutor’s office of Crimea, in accordance with our law lost its Ukrainian nationality”, – emphasizes Lyashko.
The leader of the Radical party added that it will now require the Parliament at the first plenary meeting, on 16 may has stopped powers as a Deputy Artemenko.
According to him, April 30 at 6:30 in the morning Artemenko flew to Vienna (Austria).
20 Feb faction of the Radical party decided to exclude Artemenko from their ranks.
21 Feb GPU reported about opening of criminal proceedings against the Deputy. Action Artemenko qualified as violation of part 1 of article 111 of the criminal code – treason.
24 Feb Artemenko came for questioning to the Prosecutor. Today Artemenko again waiting for questioning.
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On February 27, the security Service denied that Artemenko was coordinated with the SBU your trip to Moscow.
See also: Artemenko said that the cancelled canadian passport