Yatseniuk insists on speedy prosecution of those involved in separatism, including MPs
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has asked the Prosecutor General's Office, the Security Service of Ukraine and the Interior Ministry to investigate the activity of all persons involved in separatism, including MPs.
"I would like to appeal to the Prosecutor General's Office, SBU, the Interior Ministry finally to finally investigate the activity of all persons, including those who have the status of people's deputy of Ukraine, submit respective materials to court and the parliament in order to cancel their parliamentary immunity and prosecute all those that support terrorists, separatists and other bandits who encroach on Ukrainian independence," he said, while opening a government meeting on Wednesday.
He noted that he would separately ask the Verkhovna Rada to consider without delay the motions on the abolition of parliamentary immunity in order to prosecute those persons who, according to him, have no right to the high rank of people's deputy.
"All without exception should be called to account," Yatseniuk said.
Speaking about a lawsuit filed by the Justice Ministry on Tuesday to ban the activity of the Communist Party of Ukraine, Yatseniuk said that it was a "ban on separatist activities."
"This is not a ban on a political party, but a ban on those who undermine Ukrainian independence, who are fighting with the Ukrainian state, and who encroached on the foundations of constitutional order in the country," he said.