US officials deny plot against Kuzmin, who takes his appeal to Obama

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Dec. 11, 2012, 10:39 a.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Katya Gorchinskaya

Ukraine's Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin in 2011.

Katya Gorchinskaya

Katya Gorchinskaya is the managing editor for investigative programming at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Ukraine Service). She served for seven years as the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor from 2008-2015. Follow her on Twitter @kgorchinskaya.

Ukraine Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin complained to U.S. President Barack Obama that various US authorities had plotted to discredit and arrest him while thwarting his investigation into the murder of a former member of parliament.

In a Dec. 3 letter to the American president made public a week later, Kuzmin also said the U.S. government had revoked his five-year multiple entry tourist visa to the US “without providing any... explanations.”

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