SBU chief Vasyl Malyuk told details of Medvedchuk’s exchange for Ukrainian heroes (photos)


Of the 215 prisoners who were rescued from Russian captivity, 200 defenders were directly exchanged for Viktor Medvedchuk. Acting Head of the SBU, Vasyl Malyukpersonally met the released Ukrainians in the Chernihiv region during the exchange procedure, which was organized under the leadership of the Office of the President.

“Medvedchuk is not just Putin’s best man, but a high quality state traitor documented by us. His guilt is fully recorded in the relevant documents collected by the SBU. Additionally, while working on the Medvedchuk case, we neutralized more than one network of agents, detained numerous state traitors, and obtained a large amount of important information that we use in counter-terrorism activities. spying. And now, thanks to the exchange, we have been able to extract from Russian captivity the heroes who were waiting for them at home”, said Vasyl Malyuk.

He stressed that exchanging Viktor Medvedchuk for Ukrainian defenders does not prevent his cases from being considered in court: “This applies to decision-making, sentencing and confiscation of seized property. After all, in such a case, the procedure of a special trial is applied in the absence of the accused”.

Vasyl Malyuk added that the exchange became possible thanks to changes in the current legislation, which regulates the relevant legal mechanisms.

So, to save the life and health of our defenders, the Coordinating Headquarters for the treatment of prisoners of war decided to proceed with the exchange. Medvedchuk himself also gave his consent to this. The court therefore granted the prosecutor’s request.

Acting The head of the SBU noted that despite the difficult negotiations, the exchange was successful. After all, Ukraine are sending far more defenders than they are giving away.

“The efforts of many people from different departments over many months have been successful. And this is a great merit of the coordination staff. Thank you to everyone who participated in this exchange, and in particular to the Head of State Volodymyr Zelensky, Chief of Staff of President Andriy Yermak”, underlined Vasyl Malyuk.

He underlined the important role of each State organ involved in the return of prisoners: the Presidency, the Ministry of Defence, the Armed Forces, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Reintegration, the Ministry of , the Office of the State Emergency Service and others.

Acting The head of the SBU recalled that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, a total of 20 such releases have taken place, which made it possible to return 802 prisoners from captivity.

We will recall that Viktor Medvedchuk has already been informed of suspicions under Part 1 of Art. 111 (treason), part 1 of art. 258-3 (support for a terrorist organization) and 1 of art. 438 (looting of national values) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The investigation established that Medvedchuk, acting as part of a prior conspiracy with the then President of Ukraine, the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry and other persons, got into trouble. agreement with members of the L/DPR terrorist organizations and had organized their supply of coal from the occupied territories, from November 2014. Thus, he contributed to the financing of terrorists.

Full evidence has been collected (witness testimonies, telephone conversations, expert opinions, material evidence) of the involvement and guilt of V. Medvedchuk and other suspects in serious crimes against Ukraine.

In another criminal case, it was established that Medvedchuk passed information on the location of the HUR military unit of the Ministry of Defense, its secret combat training, its personnel, etc., to representatives of the special services Russians. This has harmed Ukraine’s defense capabilities.

Also, in November 2020, Viktor Medvedchuk took an active part in the development of the anti-Ukrainian project “Promin (Ray)”, the task of which was to strengthen the influence of the special services of the aggressor country on the political situation in Ukraine.

Medvedchuk also committed several illegal actions against Ukraine in the interests of the Russian Federation, aimed at plundering national values ​​(oil and gas) worth more than 38 billion UAH in the temporarily occupied Crimea.

It should be noted that currently the property of Medvedchuk and his wife has been seized. We are talking in particular about:

  • 30 lots with an area of ​​more than 144 hectares;
  • 72 real estate objects (houses, apartments, garages, buildings);
  • 2 yachts, one of which is worth around 200 million euros;
  • 24 vehicles;
  • 1 railroad car;
  • social rights of 25 companies;
  • 316 objects: paintings, watches, vases, etc.

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