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In the fight against Opposition Platform - For Life, the government continues repressions and falsifications of criminal cases

On March 30, representatives of the Security Service of Ukraine and Prosecutor General’s Office held 20 searches among the members of the “Opposition Platform - For Life” party and activists of the “Ukrainian Choice - Right of the People” in the Kyiv, Odesa, Mykolayiv, Cherkasy, Kherson, Khmelnytskyi, Kirovograd, Transcarpathian regions and the city of Kyiv.

Under the pretext of conspiracy speculations, in order to whiten its illegal activities and discredit the “Opposition Platform - For Life” party, the authorities have resorted to illegal criminal prosecution and charges against members of the “Ukrainian Choice” for particularly serious crimes.

Law enforcement officers under the guise of an investigation, as in the days of Stalin and Beria, conducted searches, intimidating activists, carrying out physical and moral terror.

These investigative actions, as well as searches held on March 25 in the premises of the “Opposition Platform - For Life” party, where offices of MPs Viktor Medvedchuk, Taras Kozak, Vasyl Nimchenko, Yurii Zagorodniy, Viktor Chornyi, Oleksandr  Koltunovich, Ilya Kiva are located, are illegal and carry tailor-made nature. 

The government continues the systemic and unprecedented pressure on the opposition – the only political force today, which defends the interests of Ukrainian citizens, including residents of the southeast Ukraine, promotes the ideology of restoring democratic standards and values, advocates for the preservation of the territorial integrity and the “stitching” of the country.

The actions of law enforcement officials are illegal, based on the lawlessness and controversial accusations of the “Ukrainian choice” and its leadership by the Security Service of Ukraine.

Disclosure by the “Opposition Platform - For Life” party of statements and documents, which indicate that the activities of the “Ukrainian choice”  public organization are carried out exclusively in the legal framework, based on the statutory provisions, with the steady compliance with the Constitution and the Laws of Ukraine, has confirmed: the actions of the “Ukrainian Choice” participants have neither corpus delicti nor the crime  fact as such.  Today’s searches are nothing more than a deliberately planned and criminal act of political violence.

In particular, the Security Service of Ukraine and Prosecutor General’s Office have been well aware that with the beginning of the Crimean events, part of the separate divisions of the Organization in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea lost contact with the “Ukrainian choice” and the relevant response measures were enacted by the management bodies of the organization.

However, the authorities, having disregarded the norms of the Basic Law, is conducting a targeted clean-up of its main political opponents: from the introduction of illegal anti-constitutional sanctions and the closure of independent TV channels to searches, falsifications of so-called evidence and fabrication of criminal proceedings.

The purpose of the next wave of political repression by Zelenskyy team against the “Opposition Platform - for Life” party is the usurpation of power and elimination of opponents.

“Opposition Platform - For Life” declares: we will protect our position in courts, we will not allow disrespect for the law and democracy, and turning Ukraine into a police state.

We are confident: here we are supported by the world democratic community, which will give a fair assessment of the anti-constitutional actions of Zelenskyy team and his “pocket” special services. 

“Opposition Platform - For Life” party

Опубликовано: 30 March 2021