Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the termination of citizenship of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the Radical party Andrei Artemenko, who offered to hold a nationwide referendum on the question of the transfer of Crimea is leased by Russia for 30-50 years. About this on his page in Facebook said the head of the faction Oleg Lyashko.
“Yes, we’ve done it! The President of Ukraine signed a decree on the termination of citizenship of Ukraine, people’s Deputy of Ukraine Andrey Artemenko in connection with the voluntary acquisition in 2005 of canadian citizenship,” wrote Lyashko.
He called this case unique in the 26 year history of independent Ukraine. According to Lyashko, for the first time “government official responsible for the violation of the Constitution of Ukraine, which provides only one — Ukrainian — citizenship.” “Now we will demand that the Parliament at the first plenary meeting, on 16 may ahead of schedule stopped powers as a Deputy Artemenko,” — said Lyashko.
Artemenko is the author of the “peace plan for Ukraine and Russia”, which in February of this year, reported The New York Times. The publication wrote that the plan was transferred to the former US presidential Advisor Donald trump on national security, Michael Flynn a week before his resignation. He later Artemenko said that the first point of its plan is to hold a nationwide referendum on the transfer of Crimea is leased by Russia for 30-50 years, and the second the return of the Donbass in the Ukraine.
Proposed by the Deputy, the plan became an occasion to excitation of criminal case under part 1 of article 111 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (high treason). The MP was also expelled from the faction of the Radical party.