I support federal system in Ukraine, - Medvedchuk, “Opposition Platform – For Life”

Source : 112 Ukraine

Medvedchuk was invited to "Maga" program to talk about most crucial issues in modern Ukraine
13:00, 9 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 stated he supported federal system in Ukraine on air of “Maga” program.

“Personally, I support federalism, I always did and I always will support this system. I think that federalism is the only way to prevent our country from destruction. But this can wait. The thing is that the Constitution of the existing unitary state provides for the autonomy of one of the regions, Crimea. The autonomy statute is written in the Constitution of the unitary state. And I don’t propose anything new. Though I could, and even a federal system, as I realize that it might be implemented only by amendments to the Constitution, and this is not separatism. These the actions directed at the legal settlement of base with deals with legal relations in the country,” he said.

Related: Medvedchuk reveals details of his negotiations with occupied Donbas representatives

It should be noted that on January 29, during the convention of “Opposition Platform – For Life”, Medvedchuk said that Donbas should have the status of autonomy as a part of Ukraine. According to him, this will help solve the conflict in the Eastern Ukraine.

Related: MEPs call criminal proceeding against Medvedchuk an outrage

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

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