The SBU did not name the detainee. According to the investigation, he was preparing the “overthrow of the constitutional order” in Ukraine alt=”The SBU announced the arrest of one of the leaders of the Medvedchuk movement” />
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced the arrest of one of the leaders of the NGO “Ukrainian Choice”; right of the people”, founded by Viktor Medvedchuk, the intelligence service said in a statement. The name of the detainee was not released.
According to the SBU, the detainee was preparing to “overthrow the constitutional order in Ukraine”, coordinating his actions with the Russian special services. The detainee developed the “concept of” people's autocracy “, which involved a violent seizure of power, the destruction of the financial and economic system and a change in the state border of Ukraine, the SBU said. “These ideas were promoted through an extensive network of controlled public organizations,” — claim in service.
The investigation also believes that the detainee in 2014 applied to the administration of the President of Russia with a request for a personal reception in order to “report” about “preparation of measures of subversive activity in Ukraine”.
During the searches, according to the release of the SBU, documents of “public organizations”, prohibited symbols, a letter from the presidential administration Russia, computer equipment, means of communication, as well as records proving the criminal intent of the detainee, they report there.
Movement “Ukrainian Choice” was founded in 2012 by Viktor Medvedchuk, who is now the head of the political council of the Opposition Platform— For life". Medvedchuk is also the leader of the Ukrainian Choice. According to the movement's manifesto, it advocates the implementation of all forms of direct democracy in Ukraine, and also considers it necessary to establish public control over the elected government. One of the main forms of expression of the will of the people in a public organization is the referendum.
Medvedchuk himself was detained by the SBU in early April. In the middle of the month, he was sent under arrest without the possibility of bail. In Ukraine, cases of treason and violation of the rules of warfare were initiated against him. Medvedchuk turned to President Vladimir Putin with a request to exchange him for “defenders and residents of Mariupol.”
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