KIEV, may 15 — RIA Novosti. Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andrey Artemenko, who proposed a “plan” for the lifting of sanctions with Russia, said he was denied entry into the country.
Earlier on Monday, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the draft resolution, which proposed to terminate the powers of deputies Artemenko.
“Can’t I come now to Ukraine, because officially received information from the migration service, border guards, I banned entry to the territory of Ukraine with the use of three of my passports. Of course, I can’t be in the country,” said Artemenko, the TV channel “112 Ukraine” on Monday.
Artemenko became known after the publication of his “plan” to normalize relations between Ukraine and the Russian Federation and the lifting of sanctions with Russia. According to the newspaper the New York Times, offers Artemenko was transferred in early February in the office of Michael Flynn, who at the time the position of assistant to the President Donald trump on national security issues.
According to the newspaper, among the points of this plan — “the withdrawal of Russian forces from Eastern Ukraine”, as well as the holding of a referendum in Ukraine about the possibility of the transfer of Crimea is leased by Russia for a period of 50 to 100 years. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the question itself on delivery of the Russian Federation in the lease of the Crimea, its the same region, represented in the media “plan” for the lifting of sanctions with Russia is absurd.
The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine brought against Artemenko criminal case under article “treason”. The head of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko did not rule out that the Parliament is the representation of removing Artemenko immunity. The Deputy repeatedly present at the hearing. In early may, the interior Ministry and the migration service of Ukraine reported that the Deputy Artemenko has lost the citizenship of Ukraine in accordance with the presidential decree. Earlier the General Prosecutor’s office demanded from the interior Ministry to initiate the procedure of deprivation Artemenko Ukrainian citizenship when obtaining citizenship of Canada. Ukrainian law forbids dual citizenship. However, the law does not envisage the procedures for deprivation of citizenship, but prescribe it “loss”.