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I adapted to negativity, - Medvedchuk, “Opposition Platform – For Life”

Viktor Medvedchuk was a guest on "Maga" program
12:39, 8 February 2019

The Chairman of the political council of “Opposition Platform – For Life” Viktor Medvedchuk on air of "Maga" TV show
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The Chairman of the political council of “Opposition Platform – For Life” Viktor Medvedchuk outlined his attitude to criticism on air of “Maga” program. As he put it, Medvedchuk adapted to negativity towards him.

“They always say: “Why do you read this?” And I reply: “To know”. “Probably, you want to know who your enemies are?” I say: “I am not sure that people who write this are my enemies. They are indeed my opponents. And they do envy. Why do I read? I have adapted to this dirt, to this negativity, as one should be strong for this. So that when you see that it’s a lie, and you understand that you are better than this. This is not true. My wife tells me: “You should go to court”, he said.

Related: MEPs call criminal proceeding against Medvedchuk an outrage

He added that he won around 30-40 trials on the protection of his reputation.

“Do you know how many trials I won? Around 30-40 over these years. Do you think it’s a pleasure for me? No. Dirt is everywhere, and you, as a media representative, you know that dirt spreads and it becomes relevant, when it spreads. And when the court has a verdict and one has to deny, first of all, they don’t want to deny, secondly, it’s not relevant anymore, and also they say, the as a rule, any story lives three days, it’s not interesting. I say – there is no point. Though I am in a place where this is radical and uncontrollably, I react all the time and appeal to the courts. But I have the power to adapt to this dirt," Medvedchuk added.

Related: Medvedchuk tells how Ukraine could reach agreement on Donbas in 2014

Viktor Medvedchuk, considered a major figure in the political life of Ukraine is well known for his pro-Russian stance and close ties with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. In 2018, he acted as the negotiator during the talks on the exchange of captives in Donbas. 

Viktor Medvedchuk stated that the negotiations on the exchange in an “all for all” format are being conducted all the time. In December 2017, the largest exchange by “306 for 74” formula took place.

Thanks to the participation of Viktor Medvedchuk, more than 480 Ukrainian citizens were released.

Related: MEPs condemn criminal case against Viktor Medvedchuk

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