NATO secretary general says ceasefire in Donbass works only on paperWorld March 30, 19:47
Putin not against Russian businessman Deripaska speaking to US Congress about ManafortRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 30, 18:55
Russian space rocket center receives first tested engines for Soyuz spacecraftScience & Space March 30, 18:42
Ukrainian president orders to implement ceasefire starting from April 1World March 30, 18:41
Google agrees with basic terms of amicable agreement with Russian anti-trust regulatorBusiness & Economy March 30, 18:18
Putin sees Russia becoming world’s largest LNG producerBusiness & Economy March 30, 17:58
UK media comes up with more ‘fake news’ about Russian football fansSport March 30, 17:49
Original images vs. portraits on canvas: An artist's eye versus the camera lensSociety & Culture March 30, 17:24
Putin thanks CNBC anchor for correctly setting Crimea apart from UkraineRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 30, 16:57
MOSCOW, July 31 /TASS/. Ukrainian journalist Anatoly Wasserman will apply for the Russian citizenship if stripped of his Ukrainian one.
Earlier on Friday, Oleksiy Honcharenko, the deputy head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc in Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament), sent an inquiry to Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) in which he asked to check whether Wasserman had called for overthrowing the ruling power in Ukraine or had been involved in slander campaigns against Ukraine’s political system.
"I am really against Ukraine’s state sovereignty and I do not think that it is possible to separate this part of Russia from other parts of the country. If I am deprived of my Ukrainian citizenship, I will most likely become a citizen of Russia where I have been working for the past 20 years," Wasserman told the Russian News Service radio station.
Honcharenko asked SBU to give an expert assessment of Wasserman’s remarks to reveal the presence of criminal offences. He called for an adequate reaction to Wasserman’s words up to initiating criminal proceedings against him.
"He (Wasserman) systematically spreads his thoughts, which contain encroachments on Ukraine’s state sovereignty and territorial integrity, on his personal website and in his TV programme," Goncharenko said in his inquiry.
The deputy also pledged to do everything possible to deprive Wasserman of his honorary reward "For Merits to the City" because, he said, Wasserman did not deserve to bear the proud name of an Odessa resident.