Viktor Medvedchuk Photo: Maxim Blinov / RIA Novosti
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin responded to the invitation of President Vladimir Zelensky to expand the law on lustration. About this he wrote on his Twitter account.
“In the case of the adoption of the new law on lustration in Ukrainian politics will remain largely a two-man — Zelensky and [head of the political Council of the “Opposition platform For life” Viktor] Medvedchuk. Anyone has doubt what will happen next?” asked Klimkin.
July 12, Zelensky was registered in the Verkhovna Rada the bill according to which former head of state Petro Poroshenko and his entourage will not be able to hold public office. Under the amendments, developed by a team Zelensky, under lustration can get all members of the government and the Verkhovna Rada, including the speaker of Parliament, heads of the Prosecutor General, security Service, national security Council and defense, fiscal and customs services, the Antimonopoly Committee and top managers of defense enterprises, which held their positions since February 23, 2014 to may 19, 2019.
The ambassadors of the countries “the Big seven” have criticized the document, saying that the current situation in Ukraine is not comparable to that which occurred after Euromaidan — mass protest actions in Kiev in 2013-2014.
Viktor Medvedchuk Ukraine many condemn for friendly relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, after the deterioration in bilateral relations in 2014 he became one of the key channels of communication between Moscow and Kiev. The level of influence the journalists described as an “informal Ambassador of Russia in Ukraine”.
Video, photo All from Russia.