“Betrayal of the party”
In interview “Censor.No” on Tuesday, February 14, fled to Ukraine ex-the Deputy from the Communist Denis Boronenkov has compared Russia with Nazi Germany and called the annexation of Crimea annexation. In an interview, he said that last December he received the citizenship of Ukraine.
The Communist party will soon Boronenkov exclude from the party, said a member of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist party Yuri Afonin. However, he added that he has “some skepticism to the Ukrainian media.” “Although, in my opinion, is his interview. From a legal point of view, in case of receiving by Voronenkova citizenship of Ukraine (on the basis of the law on political parties and Constitution of the Communist party), we must make the decision to retire him from the ranks of the Communist party. This will be done in the near future. From the point of view of political position of the party will also be expressed,” said a member of the Central Committee of the party.
According to him, if the move Boronenkov and his wife Maria Maksakova, Ukraine is true, then this is a “serious betrayal of the interests of the country, the voters, no other assessment can not be”.
“Ukraine their actions shows hostile steps towards Russia. We know that Ukraine is actually outside of the law is the Communist party. Traitors in the history always are, this will not be saved,” said Afonin .
Control Commission of the Communist party will validate the information that the former Deputy of the State Duma from the Communist Denis Boronenkov received the citizenship of Ukraine. This was stated by the party leader Gennady Zyuganov. From other comments he refused.
The party was “in an embarrassing situation”, sums up the source in the Communist party: “on the one hand to support Boronenkov impossible, on the other hand to comment on his statements of the Ukrainian mass media only “disperse” and to put pressure on former ally, after all he was in the party”. The source notes that the party hierarchy Boronenkov not held a major position, a major sponsor of the party was not, mostly financing his own campaign.
Boronenkov and Maksakova was not available for comment.
Maria Maksakova and Denis Voronenkov
Photo: Anna Isakova/press service of the state Duma of the Russian Federation/TASS
The flight from Russia
Voronenkov was elected to the Duma in 2012. He is the co-author of 24 bills in the Duma, in particular made of resonance the law prohibiting foreigners to control more than 20% of the capital of media. The Deputy of LDPR Vadim Denikin explained the emergence of the law “information war” in which “Russia beating from the American and European media.” Boronenkov claimed to have developed a “legal component” of the document.
At the beginning of April 2015, the TFR has demanded to deprive of parliamentary immunity Boronenkov. At that time the official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia Vladimir Markin said that Boronenkov intend to attract as a defendant in a criminal case, in which, partners, forging documents, stole a building in Moscow $ 127 million rubles, which belonged to Toma, OOO. According to the investigation, organized crime and supervised its execution he Boronenkov.
Fund to fight corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny reported that the people’s Deputy, which was never in business, and since 1995 is in the civil service, some apartments in Moscow cost under 1 billion rubles, a few cottages and five luxury cars. While the official income of the Deputy, as appears from his Declaration, was 2 million rubles, and another 800 thousand RUB. is income now ex-wife. In this family income Voronenkov need 500 years of continuous work for the legal purchase declared, ironically the Bulk.
In September 2016, the politician lost the election to the Duma, after which, in October, he left Russia. In December 2016, he received the citizenship of Ukraine, confirmed it in an interview blocked in Russia to the Ukrainian edition “Censor.No” 14 Feb. In late January, the newspaper “Kommersant” reported that Voronenkov gave testimony in the Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who held on charges of treason. As a source told the newspaper, the Communist partly confirmed by the testimony of another former Deputy of the state Duma Ilya Ponomarev. He spoke about the letter to Yanukovych in which he allegedly “urged to send troops to Ukraine. According to Ponomarev, this letter influenced “the decision of the State Duma on the use of Russian armed forces abroad.” As a source told “Kommersant”, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko was charged with Yanukovych after talking with the Voronenkova.
The Communist party initially doubted that her former Deputy testified in the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. As was stated by the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Deputy Vladimir Kashin, Boronenkov “not so intimately acquainted with Yanukovych” to testify. Afonin called the situation “bad”, as Voronenkov was a member of the security Committee in the State Duma.
In interview “Censor.No” Voronenkov has compared Russia with Nazi Germany. “The situation in Russia now as in Nazi Germany of Hitler,” said the ex-Deputy. According to him, “the whole state has gone mad in pseudo-Patriotic frenzy.”
He called the blunder of the annexation of Crimea: “Crimea has become such a litmus test — he has brought Russia around the idea of something [to steal] your neighbor.” In his opinion, the citizens of Crimea would have voted easily for joining US, if they were told “now here is America and retired for a thousand dollars.” He Boronenkov voted for joining the Crimea to Russia the state Duma meeting. In an interview with Ukrainian journalists, he explained that the card for it used other members of the faction of the Communist party, although a power of attorney to vote Voronenkov is not allowed.
The Deputy also stated that large-scale vote rigging in Russia at all levels from municipal to Federal. “For [President Vladimir] Putin, the state Duma is nothing, complete zero. In the system of separation of powers in Russia it does not have any significance. No Electorales, elections and democracy mean nothing, it’s just,” said Boronenkov.
The reason for his emigration with his wife—a former Deputy of the state Duma from “United Russia”, the Opera singer Maria Maksakova — Boronenkov told his prosecution in Russia by the FSB. According to him, the secret service had not forgiven him his job at the DEA, under the direction of General Viktor Cherkesov, when he and his team “proved that smugglers directly to the senior leaders of the FSB, who had brought these goods directly to the address of his military unit”. The Deputy has in mind the case of the firm “Three pillars” in June 2006. In the case of the smuggling of furniture for shops “Grand” and “Three whales” began one of the biggest changes in the power Department.
According to Boronenkov, FSB lobbied for the resignation of Cherkesov and the elimination of the Federal drug control service, and he realized that “Putin doesn’t like it when the litter carried out of the house, if this COP comes to his closest friends, which corruption, as it turned out, allowed”.
Elected to the Duma Boronenkov realized that “the state Duma is nothing, everything is controlled by the FSB” as “a separate group of individuals in this Department usurped power authority on behalf of the state.” In the end, made him a witness to “the fabricated criminal case” in connection with which the Deputy from the Communist party and decided to emigrate, fearing further persecution and the health of his wife, who stress lost two children.
The MP also accused the Communist party in “the mythical struggle for the rights of people”, which is “demagoguery.” Boronenkov complained that the party did not stand up for him in Russia.
Ex-Deputy concluded that “the propagandists of the Kremlin” “are national traitors”, “insult others, insult the government, start wars”. “Those bastards never in my life did for their country, including the enforcement of the constitutional debt did not serve in the army,” said the Deputy.
He confirmed that Ukraine gave evidence against her ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, who “betrayed his country, involved in mass killings, fled to another country and called on the troops of another country to destroy his people.” The Boronenkov traitor did not believe, because “if Putin believes his friend twice convicted of Yanukovych, I do not need friends like that.”