The helicopter and plane were confiscated as part of cases under articles on abuse of power and embezzlement of property. In June, Medvedchuk was charged in the first case – treason and violation of the laws of war. He faces up to 15 years
A private plane and a helicopter used by the family of Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk were handed over to the Ukrainian military, the Department of Strategic Investigations of the National Police of Ukraine reported .
The helicopter and plane were seized as part of criminal cases under articles of abuse of power, embezzlement and embezzlement.
Medvedchuk was the head of the political council of the Opposition Platform— For life» (OPLE). In June, a court in Ukraine banned her activities. Prior to this, the work of the Opposition Platform for Life, along with a number of other Ukrainian parties, was suspended. Kyiv suspected them of links with Moscow. Medvedchuk, in particular, is the godfather of Vladimir Putin. Russian President— godfather of his daughter.
In Ukraine, several criminal cases have been initiated against Medvedchuk. In particular, he was charged with treason and violation of the laws and customs of war; in this case, the politician faces up to 15 years in prison with confiscation of property. He himself called his persecution political.
Medvedchuk had been under house arrest since May last year, but escaped in February of this year, according to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry. However, in mid-April, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the politician had been detained and suggested that Russia exchange Medvedchuk for captured Ukrainian soldiers. The detainee himself also asked in his appeal, which was published by the SBU.
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