MOSCOW, may 15 — RIA Novosti. Former Verkhovna Rada Deputy Andriy Artemenko said that he was summoned to testify before a Grand jury in the investigation of spectracolor Robert Mueller about “Russian intervention” in U.S. elections, according to Politico.
Artemenko said that the hearing is scheduled for Friday, the newspaper notes. He didn’t tell the details, but noted that he can ask about his “plan” for normalization of relations between Ukraine and Russia, about which he is in 2017, said Michael Flynn, who at the time the position of assistant to the President Donald trump on national security issues.
“I received a summons last week,” said Artemenko edition on the phone. He added that he is going to fulfill the request and to personally attend the meeting.
Artemenko became known after the publication of his “plan” to normalize relations between Ukraine and Russia, and for the lifting of sanctions against Russia. According to the newspaper the New York Times, offers Artemenko was transferred in early February, 2017 at 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, the peace plan was passed a lawyer for Donald trump, Michael Cohen and partner of trump’s business Felix Securom. According to the New York Times, among the items of this plan was “the withdrawal of Russian forces from the Eastern part of Ukraine,” the referendum in Ukraine about the possibility of the transfer of Crimea is leased by Russia for a period of 50 to 100 years. After that, the Prosecutor’s office initiated against Artemenko criminal case under article “treason”.
Later, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko by decree has deprived Artemenko Ukrainian citizenship due to the presence of his passport Canada. Later on this basis, the Verkhovna Rada ahead of schedule stopped powers as a Deputy. Artemenko has appealed the decision in court. Information about the presence of a second citizenship came from the Prosecutor’s office, which found out in the investigation of the case against Artemenko treason.