The Rada announced the liquidation of Medvedchuk’s faction
Oleksiy Goncharenko, deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, announced the liquidation of the parliamentary faction. At the end of March, the National Security and Defense Council suspended the activities of the Opposition Platform – For Life and ten other parties for the period of martial law
One of the factions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine “Opposition Platform” For life» (OPLE) was officially liquidated, Ukrainian parliament member Oleksiy Goncharenko said on Telegram.
"OPLJ faction in the Verkhovna Rada officially liquidated",— he wrote.
On March 20, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of the country had suspended the activities of 11 political parties, including the Opposition Platform— For life» for the period of martial law, which Ukraine introduced at the end of February after the start of the Russian special operation. On April 15, UNIAN news agency, citing MPs Yaroslav Zheleznyak, Kira Rudyk, and Oleksiy Goncharenko, reported that the activities of the Opposition Platform for Life in the Ukrainian parliament were temporarily suspended.
OPPL is considering criminal cases against Medvedchuk with “punishment of political opponents” and the attempt by Zelensky and his entourage to establish “absolute dictatorship”.
On February 27, Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, announced that Medvedchuk had escaped from house arrest. A few days later, the politician was arrested in absentia by the Lychakovsky District Court of Lviv. On April 12, Zelensky published footage of Medvedchuk in handcuffs, his detention was confirmed by the Security Service of Ukraine.
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Zelensky turned to the Russian authorities with a proposal to exchange Medvedchuk for captured Ukrainian soldiers. In the Kremlin, after the arrest, the politician noted that Medvedchuk did not have Russian citizenship and that he had nothing to do with the special operation in Ukraine.
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