Author of «the plan» for the lease of the Crimea will appeal against the deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship

© Photo : Vadim Chuprin people’s Deputy of Ukraine of the VIII convocation Andrey Artemenko. Archival Photo.Author of «the plan» for the lease of the Crimea will appeal against the deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship© Photo : Vadim Chuprin

Verkhovna Rada Deputy Andriy Artemenko, deprived of Ukrainian citizenship by the decree of the President of Petro Poroshenko, intends to appeal the decision, reports channel «112 Ukraine».

Artemenko said that it is still unknown whether Poroshenko has signed a decree depriving of his citizenship. According to the MP, such a decree when it was signed, contrary to the Ukrainian Constitution, according to which citizenship may be terminated only at the request of the citizen.

Artemenko said that he had sent an official parliamentary inquiry into the administration Poroshenko. If the information is confirmed, then the MP will appeal against the decree of the head of state. «If President Poroshenko did it, will be a corresponding reaction», — promised Artemenko.

He also said that information about the presence of his dual citizenship is not true, because the canadian citizenship policies has declined. «In 2014, when I found out that I was the candidate in people’s deputies from the «Radical party», I officially applied to the respective institutions and revoked his passport and filed a statement of termination of citizenship,» he said.

MP Artemenko gained fame after the publication of his «plan» to normalize relations between Ukraine and Russia, which was in February of 2017 was submitted to the administration of Donald trump. According to the newspaper 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. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the question of the surrender of the Crimea is leased by Russia are absurd.

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine opened against Artemenko criminal case on charges of treason. 30 April 2017 Verkhovna Rada Deputy Oleg Lyashko said that Artemenko was deprived of the citizenship of Ukraine by the decree of the President of Petro Poroshenko.