"I believe both legislation and ways of its enforcement must be amended. Such individuals (foreigners who violate Ukraine’s laws - Ed.) must be immediately deported even if they have committed not criminal but an administrative offense. If a foreigner lives in Ukraine, I am okay with this. Bu if one has crossed the road in the wrong place, one must be deported. Those seeking to obtain Ukrainian citizenship must violate no laws. One must be held accountable for committing criminal offenses," Ukraine’s top prosecutor said speaking at National University "Ostroh Academy" in Rivne region on Friday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
Elaborating on the recent attack on member of Ukrainian parliament Mustafa Nayyem, Lutsenko said that being not a political incident, it nevertheless presents a precedent.
"Mustafa Nayyem’s case is extraordinary because there are rich kids with no Ukrainian citizenship on the one hand and a well-known lawmaker on the other. One must be impartial investigating this case. The one who broke the MP’s jaw faces [charges under] an article punishable by up to 8 years [in prison]. While the police were drawing up a report, he managed to leave Ukraine and was later detained in Azerbaijan. The day before yesterday, we filed a comprehensive request for this person’s extradition to Ukraine. Other individuals involved will be held to account for disorderly conduct and I have no doubt that they will incur responsibility," he stressed.
The law enforcer also noted that "the Migration Service efforts must be taken more seriously."
"Those involved in this incident are not Ukrainian nationals. However they seek to obtain our citizenship while committing various acts of hooliganism," Lutsenko said.
As reported, Nayyem was injured in a road-rage incident in downtown Kyiv on April 30. The MP was taken to hospital with a broken jaw and subsequently underwent surgery.
Police officers established that the lawmaker was riding in his car towards Bessarabska Square. A Mercedes cut his car off which caused a quarrel between the MP and a group of persons that accompanied the driver of the Gelandewagen. One of the assailants punched the MP in the face during heated argument.
The offenders fled the scene. The law enforcers later detained three persons. One more person managed to escape to Baku.
On May 1, Kyiv Prosecutor's Office served charge papers to the detainees.
On May 2, the Interior Ministry put the runaway attacker, Magomed-Amin Saitov born in 1989, on the wanted list.