Medvedchuk’s treason: Bakanov told how high-ranking officials “carried suitcases” with money to terrorists
The head of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov noted that the history of Medvedchuk’s case dates back to 2014.Medvedchuk was suspected of treason / UNIAN photo
The head of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov said that the highest officials of the state “carried suitcases” with money to theoretical organizations.
According to an UNIAN correspondent, on the air of the program “Freedom of Speech of Savik Shuster”, Bakanov, speaking about the criminal case in which the suspicion of the People’s Deputy Viktor Medvedchuk (faction “OPZZh”), said: “Today was not an ordinary event. handed over the suspicion of committing a crime in the form of treason and aiding a terrorist organization. ”
“And the question here is not whether coal was supplied from the occupied territories, whether contracts for the supply of coal to South Africa were broken, but the cynicism with which the highest officials of Ukraine contributed to terrorists. At a time when the whole country was collecting money for that to support the military – they carried money in suitcases to terrorist organizations, “Bakanov said.
He says that this cynicism surprised even the SBU employees, who saw a lot.
“It was an organized group that wanted Russia to get the hook and keep Ukraine in energy dependence,” Bakanov added.
He noted that the history of Medvedchuk’s case dates back to 2014.
“It so happened that we were lucky and we had an operational temperament. We received the information and started to check it. We went to a chain of events, which was evaluated, analyzed and the Prosecutor General decided that this chain is enough to initiate a criminal case,” he said. head of the SBU.
He added that there are thousands of records in the materials of the criminal case, they have passed examinations, there is other evidence in the case.
Medvedchuk was declared a new suspect
On October 8, People’s Deputy Viktor Medvedchuk was declared a new suspect in treason and aiding terrorism. According to the investigation, Medvedchuk’s actions were aimed at undermining Ukraine’s energy independence.
We are talking about Medvedchuk’s participation in 2014-2015 in illegal schemes to purchase coal from the occupied Donbass.
The case against Medvedchuk: what is known
On May 11, Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova signed a report on the suspicion of members of the OPZZh Medvedchuk and Taras Kozak of treason and attempted looting of national resources in the occupied Crimea.
They were suspected of three episodes: illegal transfer of a gas field to the Russian Federation; providing Russian special services with information containing a state secret (about a secret unit of the Armed Forces); carrying out subversive activities against Ukraine – preparation of a network of Russian influence in Ukraine called “Ray”.
On May 12, Medvedchuk was handed over a suspect under Articles 111 and 438 of the Criminal Code – treason and violation of the laws and customs of war.
The Cossack is outside Ukraine.
Medvedchuk’s court chose a measure of restraint in the form of round-the-clock house arrest with the wearing of an electronic bracelet.
On July 7, the court extended the pre-trial investigation in the case against the deputies from “OPZZH” until November 11.