Lawyers Novinsky doubt the competence of the SVR to verify the citizenship policy


Lawyers for the head of the faction “the Opposition bloc” Vadim Novinsky asked to provide the legal grounds of carrying out quickly-search actions concerning citizenship of physical persons by the foreign intelligence Service of Ukraine. Photo: Dzerkalo tyzhden

Lawyers for the head of the faction “the Opposition bloc” Vadim Novinsky questioned the legitimacy of the foreign intelligence Service (SVR) of Ukraine to carry out operational-search measures on the issues of nationality of natural persons.

This is stated in the respective request of the lawyer Oleg Tatarova the head of the SVR Yegor Bozhok from January 28, a text of which Ukrainian news.

The head of the SVR Egor Bozhko January 25 in his interview to the edition “Left coast” stated that the Agency checks the availability of the passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation at Novinsky. The official did not specify any further details.

In its request, the lawyer asks, in particular, to provide legal grounds for the proper verification of the SVR, and also to clarify information on its time frame and results.

The lawyer also reminded the head of the SVR that the disclosure of information about conducting or not conducting in relation to a person’s investigation is expressly prohibited by law prior to the adoption of the procedural decision on the results of the preliminary investigation. Even in the case of the adoption of the procedural decision the publication of such data is limited by law.

As reported, in late July, 2018 the Pechersky district court of Kiev satisfied the petition of the investigators of the GPU on access to documents of the Main Directorate of the State migration service in Kiev, regarding the granting of citizenship to the people’s Deputy Vadim Novinsky.

The GPU, in particular, questioned the existence of citizenship Novinsky of the original decree signed by the President. In addition, the investigators wanted to make sure a handwritten filling in of documents for citizenship Novinsky.

It is significant that the petition was filed in the investigation of the so-called “Church” which V. Novinsky charged with the alleged illegal deprivation of liberty, Metropolitan Alexander drabinko, assistant to the late Primate of the UOC-MP Volodymyr (Sabodan). On the outcome of this test is not known.

He Novinsky called the aforementioned appeal by the GPU “another example of persecution of political opponents of the regime”. The politician reminded that the Migration service has repeatedly tested compliance procedures and the legality of granting him citizenship and has published a corresponding document of the Ministry with the results of the inspection.

Ukrainian citizenship was granted Novinsky for outstanding merits in front of Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych on may 29, 2012. Citizenship policy petitioned the acting President of Ukraine, and at that time, the Minister of economic development of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

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