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EU demanded from Zelensky to release Medvedchuk from house arrest


KYIV, 23 Dec. The leaders of the EU countries demanded that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy release the head of the political council of the party “Opposition platform – For the life” of Viktor Medvedchuk from house arrest, writes the Internet publication “Strana.ua” citing sources. “These were negotiations on de-escalation of tensions around Ukraine and Russia, as well as an exchange of views on domestic Ukrainian politics. and the human rights situation in the country. European leaders put forward a list of proposals to Zelensky to defuse the situation, “the message says. The Rada deputy commented on the suspicions against Poroshenko and Medvedchuk According to the source, in addition to the clause on the release of the politician, the heads of the EU countries indicated the need to lift the NSDC sanctions from the opposition media, including against the “Strana” and other three TV channels, closed back in February 2021.

& # 34; According to Europeans, these measures will help relieve tension in relations with Russia, as well as within Ukraine. The proposals were not publicly announced and were transferred to the Ukrainian side in confidence & # 34 ;, – added the source.

Medvedchuk and his political associate Taras Kozak are suspected of treason and plundering of national resources in Crimea. A Kiev court sent him under 24-hour house arrest and ordered him to wear an electronic bracelet until October 31. Later, the policy in this case was chosen as a measure of restraint in the form of personal obligations, he must come to the investigator in court on the first call, and also not leave the territory of Ukraine. The party leader dismisses suspicions about him, linking them to political persecution. In October, Medvedchuk was announced a new suspicion of treason and aiding in terrorism. According to the head of the SBU, the politician in 2014 organized the supply of coal from the territory of Donbass not controlled by Kiev in collusion with the country's top leadership. The court decided to choose a preventive measure in the form of house arrest until December 7, after it was extended. The prosecutor's office said that it was dissatisfied with this decision, insisted on the arrest of the politician and filed an appeal.

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