Oleksandr Hranovskyi, the ex-MP, one of the closest allies of former president Petro Poroshenko, got the immigration visa, which provides him with a right for the Israeli citizenship as Kyiv Post reported citing the sources.
On August 18, the Embassy of Israel in Kyiv gave Hranovskyi the visa of the aliya category. It provides Hranovskyi with the right to get the Israeli passport. As soon as he will come to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel-Aviv, he automatically gets an Israeli identity card according to the immigration procedures of Israel. His visa allows immigrating until January 17, 2020.
According to mass media, Hranovskyi left Ukraine on August 19, the next day after issuance of a visa.
It is known that Israel does not want to extradite its citizens wanted in other countries.
Hranovskyi did not confirm or denied the receiving of Israeli immigration visa.
“I do not violate Ukrainian laws,” ex-MP stated.
He refused to comment on the question concerning Israeli citizenship as he denied the receiving of the citizenship of another state.
Kyiv Post sources also confirmed the information that in July, State Investigation Bureau has begun the investigation against Hranovskyi. The former lawmaker is suspected in the overreach.
Hranovskyi participated in the parliamentary elections in the form of the self-nomination. He lost to Servant of the People candidate Oleksandr Kunytsky.
On October 24, another ally of Petro Poroshenko Oleg Gladkovsky gave in his external passport.
Bogdan Corporation President and former first deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleh Gladkovsky left the Lukyanovsky pre-trial detention center in Kyiv, where he was in custody due to court’s order. It was reported by Interfax-Ukraine.
Gladkovsky left the pre-trial detention center on October 21, after posting 423,405 dollars bail. His lawyer Ruslan Volynets said that his client continued a hunger strike and also informed that an electronic tag had been put on his client.