The head of the political council of the Opposition Platform – For Life (Opposition Platform – For Life) party, Viktor Medvedchuk, accused the Ukrainian authorities of destroying relations with Russia to please the West. It is reported by RIA News…
“There are no alternative conclusions except that the authorities are trying to prevent the establishment of relations with Russia, which are very beneficial and we have repeatedly said that Ukraine should play the role of a bridge between the West, Russia and the CIS countries. This is beneficial first of all for Ukraine, ”he said.
The politician called the refusal of trade and economic relations with Russia a “criminal mistake” of Ukraine. In his opinion, Kiev “is doing the opposite for the sake of political reasons, in order to please the Western masters who continue to exercise external control over Ukraine.”
Medvedchuk has been under house arrest since mid-May on charges of treason and violation of the laws and customs of war. On October 11, the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) of Ukraine handed him a motion for arrest or bail of one billion hryvnia (more than 2.7 billion rubles).
On October 8, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Irina Venediktova announced her intention to demand the arrest of Medvedchuk. The new charges relate to the supply of coal from the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) in 2014-2015.