Medvedchuk called a personal US sanctions as an instrument of pressure

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in fotomancer of the public movement Ukrainian choice Viktor Medvedchuk. Archival photoMedvedchuk called a personal US sanctions as an instrument of pressure© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The leader of the «Public movement «the Ukrainian choice — the right of the people» Viktor Medvedchuk believes that the sanctions imposed against it by the USA, are a tool of political persecution because of his fight against «external control, which Washington imposed on Ukraine.»

Earlier the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine from the Pro-presidential faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» Ivan Vinnik said that the US is making in the sanctions list of Viktor Medvedchuk. The movement «the Ukrainian choice — the right of the people» called the Declaration of «gossip» and said that sanctions against Medvedchuk from the USA were introduced back in 2014.

«Against me are already sanctions several years ago, introduced US. These sanctions are a tool of political persecution for my hard and principled stand, directed against external control, which Washington imposed on Ukraine since 2014» — quoted Medvedchuk’s Ukrainian edition «Today».

«And I will continue to fight against policies aimed at the continuation of armed confrontation in the Donbass, against attempts at any price to disrupt the exchanges of detained persons. I will defend the idea of a peaceful settlement in the East of Ukraine, which is so not like US, will defend the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine», — said in a statement.

Medvedchuk also said that winnick and other MPs should not entertain hopes about the sanctions. «Instead, they need to begin to fight against external control imposed by the US on Ukraine. Because for them it is the only way to stay in power», — said Medvedchuk.

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