Danylyuk calls Medvedchuk’s election to Rada a threat to national security

The election of the chairman of the Opposition Platform – For Life party, Viktor Medvedchuk, to the Verkhovna Rada is a threat to Ukraine’s national security as the politician has a clear pro-Kremlin position, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Danylyuk has said.

He said this in an interview with BBC News Ukrainian when asked whether he sees a threat to national security in the fact that Medvedchuk was elected an MP.

“It’s clear that Medvedchuk has a clear pro-Kremlin orientation, and he will be able to use the parliamentary platform to not just sit there. Is it a threat? Yes, it’s a threat. But in the end, he was elected a deputy. Ukraine is a democratic state, so we need to be able to deal with such challenges in parliament. And not only in parliament,” Danylyuk said.

Early parliamentary elections in Ukraine were held on July 21, 2019.

On August 3, the Central Election Commission published the results of snap parliamentary elections in the nationwide multi-member constituency, according to which the Servant of the People’s Party collected 43.16% of the vote (124 seats on parliament), Opposition Platform – For Life – 13.05% (37 seats), the Batkivshchyna All-Ukrainian Association – 8.18% (24 seats), European Solidarity – 8.1% (23 seats), and Holos – 5.82% (17 seats).

(C) Ukrinform


  1. Since he is according to the KP: “the undisputed leader of Russia’s fifth column in Ukraine”, he needs to be locked up, his cash and assets seized and not heard of again for the next 50 years.

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