The persecution of the Chairman of Political Council of Opposition Platform - For Life Party Viktor Medvedchuk is deliberate political persecution of the opposition leader. This was stated by the MP of the Opposition Platform – For Life Renat Kuzmin on air of Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel.
"First of all, we must say that the criminal prosecution of Medvedchuk is an obvious, indisputable politically motivated action. This is not a criminal trial, this is not an attempt to establish the truth. This is deliberate political persecution of the opposition leader. Why Medvedchuk? Here, too, in my opinion, everything is obvious. All the parties that are represented in parliament today are not much different from each other. How does the ideology of Servants of the People differ from the ideology of Poroshenko and the European Solidarity party? Or Tymoshenko, for example. Or Golos party. They are all the same. It is impossible to distinguish. They all offer the same development path, one and the same ideology, the same principles, the same ideals: movement to NATO, to the EU, violent Ukrainization. In general, the whole set of these political features of these, so to speak, indistinguishable parties, which, in fact is the same campaign," he said.
At the same time, Kuzmin stressed that Medvedchuk is the only one offering an alternative political path for the country's development.
“He proposes exactly the opposite: the rejection of violent Ukrainization, he proposes rejection of monolingualism. Well, in general, Medvedchuk proposes everything opposite to what these parties offer. Therefore, if there is an election tomorrow, then at, let's say, Poroshenko-Zelensky front, - there is no change. But here there is an alternative, and people are ready to vote for this alternative. Therefore, the authorities simply needed to deal with the leader of the opposition, the real leader of the opposition, who offers a completely opposite vector of the country's development. They persecute him or still try to do it. Therefore, nothing has changed in this matter," the MP said.
On May 3, Pechersk district court of Kyiv chose the restriction measure for Viktor Medvedchuk, the opposition MP and Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform - For Life party. The lawmaker will remain under house arrest until July 9, 2021.
Earlier, Viktor Medvedchuk's lawyers stated that the actions of the General Prosecutor's Office and its head Iryna Venedyktova against the chairman of the political council of the Opposition Platform - For Life are illegal.
The party responded to this legal willfulness and declared that such actions of the authorities were an open and cynical political reprisal against an opposition politician who, with his principled position, reveals the unprofessionalism, venality and anti-popular nature of the authorities.
Viktor Medvedchuk stressed that what was happening was a political reprisal for his principled position.