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Ukrainian lawmaker turns to MPs, points out to political repressions

Source : 112 Ukraine

Oleg Voloshyn claims that the prosecution has "gone too far"
18:45, 11 May 2021

Oleh Voloshyn
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Member of the Ukrainian Parliament Oleg Voloshyn sent a letter to fellow members of the European Parliament. In it, he turned their attention to the recent searches at the office of Opposition Platform - For Life party, and the apartments of Viktor Medvedchuk and Taras Kozak, members of this political force.

"The society was informed about this decision with a full of buffoonery Facebook post of Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova which in itself proves that we deal with nothing else but political PR that has nothing to do with real law enforcement. In this very text Mrs. Venediktova not only falsely charged Mr. Medvedchuk and Mr. Kozak with questioning the legal status of Crimea despite multiple public statements of both on the belonging of peninsular to Ukraine she managed to accuse them of “creating an army of information clown promoting anti-Ukrainian narratives”. One can hardly find respective articles in the Criminal Code of Ukraine, which again witnesses that Prosecutor General merely plays politics instead of abiding by letter and spirit of the law", Voloshyn wrote in the letter that he named On the latest manifestation of outright repressions against Ukrainian opposition.

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The Ukrainian MP added that "it will not be too far-fetched to assume that such arrogant steps of Ukrainian government will further hinder the achievement of the long-desired peace in that part of Europe".

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