Ukraine sanctions politician and Putin ally Medvedchuk

PTI | Kyiv | Updated: 20-02-2021 00:06 IST | Created: 20-02-2021 00:06 IST
Ukraine sanctions politician and Putin ally Medvedchuk

Ukraine's national security council on Friday placed sanctions on Viktor Medvedchuk, a politician and tycoon who is a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, freezing his assets for three years and preventing him from doing business in the country.

The security council accused him of “financial terrorism,” but details were not immediately available.

The move came two weeks after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy ordered the closure of three Medvedchuk-owned television channels that he accused of spreading propaganda financed by “the aggressor country” — a reference to Russia.

Medvedchuk is the head of the political council of the pro-Russia Opposition Platform — For Life party, which is the largest opposition group in the Ukrainian parliament; he is one of the party's 44 deputies in the 450-seat house.

He has friendly personal ties with Putin, who is the godfather of Medvedchuk's daughter.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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