The chairman of the political council of the Opposition Platform - For Life, MP Viktor Medvedchuk, on the television talk show Prime on the 112 Ukraine television channel, commented on the opening of criminal proceedings against party members.
"We are now living in an era of a turbulent time in Ukraine. Recently, the first anniversary of Zelensky’s rule began. The second year of his reign began. It was right to call it this: the seventh year of Poroshenko’s reign went. It has changed, including the attitude to the issues of dissent and prosecution of dissent. I cannot regard the news that was reported today absurd. Unfortunately, although it’s strange to say, I’m already used to these exciting criminal cases, including high treason, for other serious crimes that they are trying to hang on their ears, on their heads, to bring to justice at any cost. This happened under Poroshenko, this, unfortunately, happens under Zelensky. And in 2018, and in 2019, and already in 2020," he said.
The politician emphasized that people initiating such questions simply do not know that during the time of Poroshenko he tried to prosecute Medvedchuk specifically and party representatives for seeking peace.
“And after all, the last trip that took place in March of the current year, 2020, was a trip to establish peace. Peace in the Donbas, peace in the interests of Ukraine, in order for the Donbas to return to Ukraine, and Ukraine to Donbas. And people who are struggling with this can also be understood because the representative of the “Voice” faction initiated this question. Moreover, the ‘Voices’ are not from Ukraine, but the ‘Soros Voices’. Such things are initiated by “servants,” and not servants of the Ukrainian people, and the servants of the Western masters. Their masters are there, not the Ukrainian people, as they try to present. And the policy that Mr. Zelensky has already taken after coming to power and which he demonstrates in principle and consistently during the year he has been in power is nothing in this matter does not differ from Poroshenko," MP said.
The politician added that his every trip to Russia or the trip of the delegation of the Opposition Platform - for Life ended up in the fact that, in the framework of the criminal case, as early as the beginning of 2019, the Security Service of Ukraine appointed expertise on all statements, on all statements and on the lines of his behavior or faction in Russia.
"But all this has so far been unsuccessful for the initiators because we represent the interests of Ukraine. The Ukrainian people have chosen us. We have the second party in the country and the second faction in parliament. When the people's deputies go in search of peace, we are responsible for our actions, we "We’ll continue to do this for the sake of peace, for the return of Donbas to Ukraine and Ukraine to Donbas," Medvedchuk said.
As we reported before, the attack of national radicals on the office of the Opposition Platform - For Life is a sign of limitation and hopelessness