A local resident filed a complaint via the SBU hot-line that on Sep. 30 during a meeting with voters Kaletnyk declared the legitimacy of the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR and stated that she was in favor of their right to secede from Ukraine.
In regard to this information, the investigation department of the SBU in Vinnytsia region initiated pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceedings under Part 2, Article 110 (infringement of the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine committed by a representative of authorities) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
"Our investigators are checking this information, but I want to emphasize that the Security Service of Ukraine has a principle stance on the issue of protecting the Ukrainian statehood. We are grateful to citizens rooting for the state who inform the SBU about possible preparation or commission of crimes against the national security of Ukraine. Not a single message is ignored. The grounds for the start of the pre-trial investigation are the lodged complaint and evidence of illegal actions," adviser to the SBU chairman Markiian Lubkivskyi stated.
"I would also like to remind people that head of the SBU Valentyn Nalyvaichenko repeatedly spoke on the matter: anyone who despises Ukraine's constitutional order, encroaches on its territorial integrity, or the attributes of statehood will not evade responsibility and will not be able to hide behind parliamentary immunity," Lubkivskyi said.