“If you want to tame”: MEPs condemned the opening of a criminal case against Medvedchuk

"Будто хотят усмирить": Евродепутаты осудили открытие уголовного дела против Медведчука

MEPs condemned the opening of criminal proceedings against the Chairman of political Council “the Opposition platform For Life” Viktor Medvedchuk.

Several members of the European Parliament commented on the criminal case against a politician over announced at the party Congress on January 29 proposals for a peaceful settlement of the armed conflict in the occupied Donbas.

“This looks like persecution for opinions. For the views that he has on the problem regarding Donbass. Viktor Medvedchuk voiced their (views, – Ed.) he has the right to say what he thinks,” – said the MEP David Corban.

In turn, MP Nathan Gill said that Medvedchuk like “try to tame”.

“We have in the West, here in Europe, if a politician gives some idea – we are not silent, we’re having this discussion. Is freedom of speech,” he added.

In turn, their colleague Arne gericke said that Medvedchuk “must be supported”.

“The Ukrainian authorities should listen to European politicians. We are fighting for democracy and freedom of speech is one of its main components,” he said.

Recall that the GPU has opened a criminal case against Viktor Medvedchuk for the voiced at the Congress “the Opposition platform of Pro – life” proposals for settlement of the conflict in the Donbas.

the lava of political Council “the Opposition platform For life” Viktor Medvedchuk commented on the opening of the state office of public Prosecutor of criminal case against him under article treason and stressed that all offers of settlement of the conflict in the Donbas based on previously approved of the Minsk agreements.