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Poroshenko's party called Medvedchuk's statements a diversion

Promotional billboard of Petro Poroshenko's European Solidarity party. File photoDONETSK, May 23.The Ukrainian party “European Solidarity” believes that the statements of the opposition politician Viktor Medvedchuk about the involvement of the ex-president of Ukraine and the head of the political force Petro Poroshenko in the illegal privatization of the oil pipeline and the coal trade with the DPR and LPR are informational sabotage that violates internal political unity. Earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine transmitted Ukrainian TV channels received a video recording of Medvedchuk's testimony, in which he claims that he illegally privatized the oil pipeline and organized the coal trade with the DPR and LPR on the direct orders of Poroshenko, who provided the support of the entire state apparatus in these matters. The ex-president's lawyer, Igor Golovan, said that Medvedchuk's testimony was not true.Poroshenko's lawyer called the publication of Medvedchuk's testimony a PR action by the SBU “All” statements “of Medvedchuk against Petro Poroshenko are an obvious informational sabotage in the interests of the aggressor country, because the violation of domestic political unity today will not work for Ukrainian interests,” the statement says. European Solidarity” in social networks. The party is sure that “the words about Poroshenko to Medvedchuk were written by customers, that's why he read them from the prompter.” “We are offended that in the conditions of war the Security Service of Ukraine does not investigate cases of obvious collaboration with the enemy of some generals of the SBU and deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, but mounts bright politically motivated videos with “pseudo-evidence” of Medvedchuk,” European Solidarity noted.Relatives of Medvedchuk and Kozak are being searched in UkraineThe party added that the point was not Medvedchuk's testimony, but that “individual representatives of the authorities, like (head of the SBU Ivan – ed.) Bakanov and (deputy head of Zelensky's office Oleg – ed.) Tatarov , at an extremely difficult moment at the front, they resort to frankly wrecking actions – they violate the principle of internal political unity. “In April, the Security Council of Ukraine announced the detention of the head of the political council of the Opposition Platform – For Life party, Medvedchuk, on behalf of Volodymyr Zelensky. On October 8, 2021, Ukrainian law enforcement officers announced another suspicion of treason and assistance to terrorism to Medvedchuk. According to the head of the SBU, in 2014 Medvedchuk organized the supply of coal from the territory of Donbas not controlled by Kyiv in collusion with the top leadership of Ukraine. Another case has been opened against Medvedchuk in Ukraine – the politician and his political ally Taras Kozak are suspected of treason and embezzlement of national resources in Crimea . Medvedchuk himself stated that he considers the criminal cases opened against him to be political persecution.