Victor Medvedchuk: Ekaterina Shtukina / RIA Novosti
The head of the political Council of the “Opposition platform For life” Viktor Medvedchuk criticized President Vladimir Zelensky, who called for tougher anti-Russian sanctions. About it reports TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
According to the politician, the inaugural address Zelensky on the necessity of achieving peace in the Donbass “encouraging”, but the subsequent call to Western countries to strengthen sanctions against Russia may hinder the peace process. “It how to understand? We must agree, including with Moscow, we should negotiate peace with the Donetsk and Lugansk, and for this we need to strengthen sanctions against Russia?” — said Medvedchuk.
He also said that he supports the initiative of the President to dissolve the Parliament, but to do it “it was legal and not in violation of the Constitution”. “How something is done, is a violation of the Constitution”, — the politician noted.
On the eve of 21 may, the representative Zelensky has announced a referendum on the question of the negotiation process with Russia. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called the referendum is an internal affair of Ukraine. He also stressed that the Kremlin is waiting for concrete steps of Kiev to resolve the conflict in the Donbass.
Zelensky announced the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada during the inauguration on may 20. According to him, the reason for this decision was the extremely low level of citizens ‘ trust to the Ukrainian Parliament. The President also said that his team’s primary objective is the liberation of Ukrainian prisoners of war sailors and prisoners.
Medvedchuk — Ukrainian politician, head of the presidential administration of Ukraine (2002-2005). The leader of the public movement “the Ukrainian choice”, which in 2013 played for Ukraine’s accession to the Customs Union. After the beginning of the military conflict in the Donbass were representative of Kiev in the humanitarian group the Minsk process. Russian President Vladimir Putin is the godfather of one of Medvedchuk’s daughters.
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