The State Investigation Office of Ukraine has issued an arrest warrant in absentia for the leader of the Ukrainian party “Platform for Opposition – For Life” and “elected” by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Viktor Medvedev, as announced. At the same time, Medveτσuk's name is now on the international list of most wanted persons.
In addition, a Ukrainian court has chosen a new restrictive measure to detain Medveτσuk.
It is recalled that in the past the once powerful Ukrainian politician was placed under house arrest. However, since February 27, no one knows where he is.
Medveτσuk and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have been on trial for treason in connection with a coal supply case from the Russian-occupied “Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics”.
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The oligarch has repeatedly shown his sympathy for Russia.
In an interview with Radio Svoboda in August 2016, Medveτσuk said that legally, Crimea was part of Ukraine, “but, de facto, “Unfortunately, it belongs to Russia.” >
He also said that Ukraine “if the Ukrainian government wanted to return Crimea” would have to restore electricity and water supply through the Northern Crimea canal and end its economic blockade.
had stated that his relationship with Putin had helped him to “assist (Ukraine)'s interests”.
At the same time, in an interview with the Independent in 2018, Medvenchuk claimed that he used his relationship with Putin to help exchange prisoners of war in Donbass.
He also stated that, unlike Putin, he sees Ukraine and Russia as two separate “Slavic nations, with interconnected histories, religion. I tell him all the time. I do not think it is a nation. “You just can not say that.”
Finally, he said that he often discussed the situation in Ukraine with Putin. = “wp-embedded-content” data-secret = “pmJv5oL9BN”>
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