Ukraine imposes sanctions against Putin’s friend Medvedchuk and his wife

The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) has imposed sanctions against the Ukrainian politician, MP, leader of the political party “Opposition Platform for Life”, Viktor Medvedchuk.

Medvedchuk is an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he refers to as “a personal friend”

Medvedchuk’s wife Oksana Marchenko was also put on sanctions list. The list includes another Ukrainian citizen, five Russians and 19 companies. Secretary of the National Security Council Oleksiy Danilov said at a briefing that the restrictions are imposed for three years as part of the case on financing of terrorism.

The decision of the National Security Council must be approved by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.

Dmitry Medvedev, chairman of the United Russia party and deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, called the imposition of sanctions against Medvedchuk a manifestation of the “political inquisition.”

“The easiest way to divert attention from their endless failures is to persecute the opposition and subject it to repression. In addition, Viktor Medvedchuk is one of the few Ukrainian politicians who advocates the restoration of relations between Moscow and Kyiv. Such methods of unfair struggle are unlikely to stop the collapse in Zelensky’s approval ratings,” Medvedev said.

According to him, such actions “will ultimately undermine the credibility of the official Kyiv, which put the political inquisition above the fundamental rights and freedoms of the citizen.”

(c) UAWire

3 comments

  • “The easiest way to divert attention from their endless failures is to persecute the opposition and subject it to repression. In addition”

    Just two words to you Medvedev, you slimy creature. Nemtsov, Navalny.

    Liked by 5 people

  • The Embassy of the United States in Ukraine has declared support for the decision taken by the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine to impose sanctions against MP from the Opposition Platform – For Life Party Viktor Medvedchuk, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest ally in Ukraine.

    “We support Ukraine’s efforts to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity through sanctions. Viktor Medvedchuk has been under U.S. sanctions since 2014 for undermining Ukraine’s security, territorial integrity, and democratic institutions,” the diplomats wrote on Facebook.

    Sorry?????????????????????? Since 2014 under sanctions in the USA and since yesterday in Ukraine?

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