Collaborators should be able to influence the lives of the Ukrainian state. On this edition of «GORDON» said the people’s Deputy from «popular front» Sergei Vysotsky, commenting on the introduction in Parliament of bill No. 7425 «On protection of Ukrainian statehood from the manifestations of collaboration» and bill # 7426 «On amendments to the criminal code of Ukraine (regarding collaboration and strengthening responsibility for treason)».
«I don’t know how the Verkhovna Rada will vote on these bills. But in any case Ukraine should be adopted legislation on collaboration. Speaking about the reintegration of Donbass, you need to think not only about human rights but about the rights of Ukraine to protect its statehood. You also need to protect the people who betrayed Ukraine and were forced to leave the occupied territories. In particular, this applies to law enforcement, changed the oath. People who remained loyal to the Motherland, should be encouraged, and those who consciously went to the betrayal, deserve punishment. In my understanding, the bill of the collaborator need to be taken immediately after the bill on the reintegration of Donbass. Traitors should be called traitors. And heroes must be called heroes,» – said the MP.
According to him, the decision on the reckoning of man to the category of collaborators will have to take the Commission under the President of Ukraine.
«The responsibility should be borne not only those who commit violent crimes, but also those who helped Russia. This, for example, may be employees of the occupation authorities, people campaigned for a «referendum» in the Donbas. If the person is an active collaborator and joyfully welcomed the Russian invaders, no possibility to influence the life of the state of Ukraine it should be. It should be isolated from public service. Let him live, works, but in the power structure, the army, the police and the civil service, he will not get. Even those who simply agitated for Russia, are at risk and are not trustworthy. World practice does not involve a lifetime limit, so these limitations will be introduced for 10-15 years. Under the law, should be the Commission under the President of Ukraine, which will make decisions and labeling of the category of collaborators,» – said Vysotsky.
The armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine began in April 2014. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The speaker of the Parliament Andrei Parubiy said that the bill on the reintegration of Donbass, the Verkhovna Rada will consider on 16 January 2018.
In Ukraine should be legislation about collaboration – MP Vysotsky 21.12.2017