Ukrainian opponent Viktor Medvedchuk escaped house arrested, said adviser to the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko. in A declaration.
Medvedchuk, the leader of Ukrainian Opposition Platform – For life partyhad been under house arrest because last year after authorities opened a treason case against him. Medvedchuk, a pro-Russian figure who says Russian President Vladimir Putin is the godfather of son daughternie any wrongdoing.
“I do not have confirmation of this information”, Medvedchuk’s spokesman said whenon asked him for comment.
Last yearUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky issued a decree imposing sanctions against pro-Russian lawmaker Taras Kozak and eight of its businesses, including the three television channels. The channels are officially owned by Kozak, but are also related to Medvedchuk.
Zelenskiy’s spokesman described the three TV channels as “a propaganda tool” and said they received funds “from Russia”.
“These media became one of the tools in the war against Ukraine, so they’re stuck in order to protect national security,” spokeswoman Yuliya Mendel wrote. on Facebook.
Medvedchuk told reporters the ban was illegal. He said that “according to Ukrainian law, sanctions cannot be applied to Ukrainian citizens and companies”.
In a separate statement, MP Vadim Rabinovich announced that the Platform-For Life Opposition initiated the procedure of dismissal of Zelensky because of this decision.