Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov said that the operation to detain People’s Deputy of Ukraine, former co-chairman of the Opposition Platform for Life party Viktor Medvedchuk was carried out on behalf of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, according to the telegram channel of the special services on Tuesday evening.
“I thank all the SBU employees, in particular, the investigators and counterintelligence officers of the Ukrainian special services, who, following the instructions of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, proved their professionalism and carried out this lightning-fast and dangerous multi-level special operation to detain MP Medvedchuk for the time being. Not a single traitor will escape punishment and will answer according to the law of Ukraine, to the fullest extent, for all the crimes that his personal actions led to, including,” Bakanov said.
The SBU message is illustrated with a photograph of Medvedchuk in camouflage uniform and handcuffed. It also contains text that reads: “You can be a pro-Russian politician and work for an aggressor state for years. You can be a fugitive lately. You can even wear a Ukrainian military uniform to disguise. But will it help you get away from punishment? “Handcuffs are waiting for you. And traitors to Ukraine like you! Pro-Russian traitors and agents of the Russian special services, remember – your crimes have no statute of limitations. And shelter, wherever we find you!”
Earlier, on Tuesday evening, a photograph of Medvedchuk in military uniform and handcuffs appeared on the Telegram channel of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. It was accompanied by the text “A special operation was carried out thanks to the SBU. Well done! Details later.”