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Sanctions against Viktor Medvedchuk and Oksana Marchenko epitomize repressions, violation of the Constitution and killing of Ukrainian democracy

 

Today Ukraine has stepped closer to dictatorship.  By the decision of the National Security and Defense Council, in violation of the Constitution and the laws of Ukraine, it was decided to impose personal sanctions against the Head of the Political Council and Chair of the Strategic Council of the OPPOSITION PLATFORM - FOR LIFE party Viktor Medvedchuk and his wife Oksana Marchenko, Taras Kozak and Natalia Lavrenyuk without any trial or investigation.

The regime of Volodymyr Zelenskyy is a political bankrupt, which has lost confidence and support from citizens. Having failed to fulfill any of his election promises, entangled in the corruption and intrigues of his team, Volodymyr Zelenskyy started to destroy Ukrainian democracy.  Massive violations of the constitutional rights of Ukrainian citizens, the transformation of state bodies into a machine for repression, extrajudicial ban of TV channels, persecution of political opponents were the last arguments of this weak and vindictive regime.

OPPOSITION PLATFORM - FOR LIFE views the NSDC’s decision to impose personal sanctions against Viktor Medvedchuk, Taras Kozak and their family members as a planned act of political repression.  This is the desire of Zelenskyy’s dictatorial regime to settle scores with opposition leaders and strike a blow at the country's most rated political force.  There is no legal basis for this extrajudicial reprisal.

By all legal methods, our party will defend Ukrainian democracy, the Constitution and fight for the rights of its fellow party members.  We have initiated the start of the impeachment procedure for Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and we will do everything to bring it to real end.  Today it is no longer a question of personal political ambitions and party ratings.  This is a matter of life and death for Ukrainian democracy.

Опубликовано: 19 February 2021
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