The Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko asks for initiation of the procedure for depriving Ukrainian citizenship of the People's Deputy Andrey Artemenko in an official letter to the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov. This was reported by the spokeswoman of the Prosecutor General Larysa Sarhan, - UNN reports.
The New York Times reported earlier that the personal lawyer of the US President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, participated in the transfer of plan for resolving the situation in Ukraine and the subsequent lifting of sanctions against the Russian Federation to the former US Presidential Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The name of the People's Deputy Andrey Artemenko is called in that context. M. Cohen has confirmed the meeting with the People's Deputy of Ukraine Andrey Artemenko in New York, but strongly denied the information about the transfer of documents to the White House regarding the "peace plan" for Ukraine. The Prosecutor's Office of the Crimea has opened a procedure on treason for the "Artemenko's plan". Furthermore, the Prosecutor General Y. Lutsenko predicted a proposal for the removal of immunity from A.Artemenko.
"The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has sent a corresponding letter (about the deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship of the People's Deputy Andrey Artemenko - ed.), signed by the Prosecutor General Y. Lutsenko, addressed to the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov", - L. Sarhan said.
She explained that the Prosecutor General asks A.Avakov in his letter to address the leadership of the State Migration Service with a request to initiate the deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship of the People's Deputy of Ukraine Andrey Artemenko to the President of Ukraine because of the fact that he also has Canadian citizenship.
"… there is enough evidence about the availability of Canadian passport of Mr. Artemenko", - L.Sarhan noted.
She recalled that dual citizenship is prohibited by the Constitution of Ukraine.