Life under sanctions, impeachment of Zelensky and financing terrorism: the key messages from Medvedchuk's interview with the BBC

Medvedchuk's interview with BBC on 2 March. Photo: UNIAN

Medvedchuk's interview with BBC on 2 March. Photo: UNIAN

MP from Opposition Platform—For Life, Viktor Medvedchuk said that the blocking of his accounts under the sanctions did not particularly bother him, because he has enough cash. In addition, he noted that he is going to declare very large revenues for 2020.

In addition, in an interview with the BBC, he spoke about the financing of terrorism, his attitude towards political rivals and the impeachment of Zelensky. The Page has chosen the key messages.

Life under NSDC sanctions and probable arrest

Medvedchuk noted that he still didn’t not understand whether he could use his property that was sanctioned. However, the deputy and his family continue to live in a sanctioned house, drive a sanctioned car and are forced to buy food for cash.

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«Of course. We have—declared—enough money, including cash. I will submit a declaration as a people's deputy and I will declare everything, including the very large revenues for the last year.»

Viktor Medvedchuk

Viktor Medvedchuk

Leader of the party Opposition Platform—For Life

Moreover, he noted that if someone wanted to check how he used his credit card, they would see that over the past few years Medvedchuck had not had a single payment.

Quote"I just didn’t pay with a credit card, I don’t need it," Medvedchuk explained.

In addition, he noted that he was ready to be detained and arrested. He noted that he did not even rule out that this could happen based on falsified evidence.

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«Today the SSU is engaged in falsification of data and evidence, and we also know this, because the world is no good without good people... But the fact that the authorities are ready to be «lawless"—I can see that».

Viktor Medvedchuk

Viktor Medvedchuk

Leader of the party Opposition Platform—For Life

He also noted that sanctions against TV channels violate the law and the Constitution, because they cannot be used against the citizens of the country.

Quote"I am saying that there are no sanctions that were used for the channels in the law on sanctions. We believe that sanctions against these broadcasters should be applied in accordance with the law, that is, through the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting," Medvedchuk stressed.

At the same time, Medvedchuk agreed that sanctions could be imposed for the financing of terrorism, but noted that this requires a court decision. But there is none.

About impeachment of Zelensky

The deputy also agreed that in the presence of a mono-majority of the Servant of the People, it is impossible to impeach President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is trying to initiate the Opposition Platform—For Life. However, the party collects signatures in parliament.

"We have announced the beginning of the impeachment procedure in order to collect signatures in parliament. But we want to appeal to the people and collect their signatures in support of the impeachment procedure. We will do this to find their support in the matter that the President did not oppose the increase in tariffs, in matters of squandering land, in matters related to the Constitutional Court and the criminal closure of three channels".

Viktor Medvedchuk

Viktor Medvedchuk

Leader of the party Opposition Platform—For Life

About Sternenko’s and Sharii’s case

Medvedchuk also commented on the semi-conspiracy theory that the authorities were allegedly flirting with the Opposition Platform—For Life electorate in the south and east with the story of Sternenko’s condemnation.

«Why conspiracy? Maybe it's an ideology or an idea. Authorities, Zelensky, his entourage, and the party Servant of the People—they also work in public relations. If it helps them, then good luck.»

I believe that Sternenko, Ivanov, Petrov should answer if there is a reason for this. But I categorically do not accept what happened in the Office of the president. I believe that Ukraine does not need a revolution. There is a verdict—appeal, prove, do everything so that if he is innocent, then it was confirmed."

Viktor Medvedchuk

Viktor Medvedchuk

Leader of the party Opposition Platform—For Life

At the same time, Medvedchuk said that he has a positive attitude towards Anatolii Sharii, whom the SSU accused of treason. He also noted that perhaps the latter even takes the electorate to the Opposition Platform—For Life.

QuoteMaybe he does. But I have a positive attitude towards him and his party. We are really in the same electoral field. But I don’t think that there should be only one party in one electoral field," Medvedchuk noted.

Poroshenko's new presidential term

At the same time, Medvedchuk noted that if early elections were held, then the fifth president, Petro Poroshenko, could again become the President of Ukraine.

"I believe that if early presidential elections are held within the next six months or a year, then Poroshenko will become the President."

Viktor Medvedchuk

Viktor Medvedchuk

Leader of the party Opposition Platform—For Life

Moreover, he stated that candidates from all parties have a chance for the presidency.

QuoteEverything will depend on when the elections take place. Everyone has a chance: the Servant of the People, Tymoshenko, and Poroshenko. And our candidate who will go to the elections. Everything in this world is relative.

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