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 U.S. Impose Sanctions Against Ukrainian Government: Kuzmin’s Five-year Visa Cancelled and Arrest was Planned

First Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin in a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama said that on October 19, 2012 U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft told him about the cancellation of his five year multi-visa to U.S. without any explanations.

This is reported by the official website of the Prosecutor General's Office.

"In my opinion, these actions violate international cooperation between our two countries and undermine the authority of the United States. Officials from the Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of State, in spite of international legal norms, in fact illegally use their official position. They mislead the U.S. President, Congress and the American people regarding the murder of Yevhen Shcherban and the actual role of Yulia Tymoshenko in various crimes," says a letter dated December 3, 2012 and published on the official website of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

Renat Kuzmin asks Obama to assist in the establishment of the truth and of the testimony of witnesses in the murder of Shcherban - Pavlo Lazarenko and Petro Kyrychenko who are in the United States. "I ask you to make an objective assessment of the actions of U.S. officials involved in organizing provocations against me. I ask you, using the power of your office, to propose to the U.S. Senate to reconsider the recent resolution # 466 and to make an informed decision on Ukraine based on facts. I am grateful for your attention and once again look forward to a continuation of the business and human cooperation between our countries," said the First Deputy Prosecutor General.

Furthermore, the First Deputy Prosecutor General said that his arrest was planned in the U.S.

"U.S. Department of Justice on the initiative of some American and Ukrainian politicians developed a careful plan to combat and destroy Yevhen Shcherban murder case. One of the goals of this plan is preventing the Office of Prosecutor General of Ukraine to charge Yulia Tymoshenko and Pavlo Lazarenko in this case," writes he.

According to Kuzmin, a former guard of President Leonid Kuchma, Mykola Melnychenko who recently returned from the U.S. to Ukraine informed the Prosecutor's Office investigators about the plan.

"The initiators of the plan planned to provoke my arrest in the United States on fabricated charges. Melnychenko was supposed to be a party to this international provocation," said Kuzmin.

 
 
 
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