Representative of “Opposition platform – For life” Viktor Medvedchuk spoke about his meeting with the representatives of occupied Donbas in 2014 during “Maga” show, which will be broadcasted by 112 Ukraine on February 9.
“In May 2014, Mr. Turchynov sent a lot of MPs there (to Donbas, - 112.international). A lot of them from there as it is Ukraine. And the task was to meet Gubarev, it was such people's governor. Bolotov was in Luhansk, he is the sergeant of the Soviet Armed Forces, Afghani veteran; besides, there was Borodai, the citizen of Russia. And they had never met any of them. And then Turchynov asked me. I brought along Nestor Shufrych and we went there. It was the middle of May, right after the referendum on independence. Then we flew to Donetsk and Luhansk from Kyiv by plane. I called that I want to meet them. They screwed with my head for two-three days and I called to Moscow, complained and they properly commanded. I arrived there, Borodai came. We were in one of the restaurants of one Donetsk businessman, who lives in Kyiv now. He took out the Makarov pistols. We with Nestor observed it calmly. We did not feel danger. They said: we respect you. But we hate those, Kyiv authority, from whom you came. We will never return,” Medvedchuk said.
“I listened to this tirade and calmly said: “You did not want to meet with me? – We didn’t but we received a call. – Who called you? And why did they call, if you say that they support you and you don’ want to Kyiv? You don’t recognize Kyiv authority. And Medvedchuk came not to get to know whether you had breakfast or how you live here; Medvedchuk came from Mr. Turchynov, who is officially acting president of Ukraine, on truce issue, on agreements issue. So, they think differently.” It backed them into a corner. And they started to talk,” he added.
As it is known, Medvedchuk was holding the negotiations with the representatives of “Luhansk People’s Republic” and “Donetsk People’s Republic” on searching of ways of peaceful settlement of Donbas Conflict since May 2014. The agreement on the beginning of the dialogue between the Trilateral Contact Group (OSCE, Ukraine, Russia) and “Luhansk People’s Republic” and “Donetsk People’s Republic” became the result of them. On June 23, 27, 2014, two rounds of consultations took place, which resulted in the agreement on the ceasefire regime.
As we reported earlier, Viktor Medvedchuk, the politician and the head of 'Ukrainsky Vybir' (Ukrainian Choice) political party faces prosecution in Ukraine. Prosecutor General's Office has opened the case against him under two charges.
The case materials will be handed over to the SBU, the State Security Service of Ukraine.
Members of the European Parliament condemned the criminal proceeding against Viktor Medvedchuk, the representative of the "Opposition Platform - For Life" political party.