A criminal case was opened against People's Deputy from the Opposition Bloc Party Yevhen Balitsky, who on air 112 Ukraine TV channel expressed opinion about the possibility of separation from Ukraine of the territory of his district. This was stated by the press service of the Prosecutor's Office of Zaporizhia region.
Earlier, People's Deputy Yevhen Balitsky threatened to leave for Russia with "his territories"
It is reported that information on the signs of encroachment on the territorial integrity of Ukraine in statements of the People's Deputy Balitsky on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel was entered to the Unified Register of pre-trial investigations.
"It is established that People's Deputy of Ukraine, elected from the Opposition Block in Melitopol city and Melitopol district of Zaporizhia region, Yevhen Balitsky on November 13, 2017 in the evening on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel expressed opinion about the possibility of separating the territory of the district, which he represents," the message says.
The investigation was entrusted to the investigation department of the Security Service of Zaporizhia region.
"I want you, members of your faction, people who support you, that they quickly leave for Russia and never come back here again," said Dmytro Korchynsky, the leader of Ukrainian Orthodox rooted religious and political organization Bratstvo ("Brotherhood").
In response, Balitsky noted that with such a philosophy in Ukraine "Crimea has already left, we cannot get back Donbas."
"We will leave, maybe, like the district that I represent. But we will leave with our territories, does it bother you at all? "Balitsky stressed.
Ex-MP of the Party of Regions Yevhen Balitsky left the parliamentary faction of the party on June 3, 2014, entered the new parliament at early parliamentary elections in the fall of 2014 from Zaporozhia region.