Medvedchuk travels to occupied Crimea, accompanied by three Ukrainian officers – media.

Medvedchuk visited Crimea early in August / Photo from UNIAN by Oleksandr Kuzmin

Medvedchuk visited Crimea early in August / Photo from UNIAN by Oleksandr Kuzmin

Viktor Medvedchuk, leader of the Opposition Platform – For Life Party and crony of Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly traveled to Russia-occupied Crimea in early August, he is said to have been accompanied by three active Ukrainian police officers.

This information was released by the vlog.

Read also Ukrainian MP recruiting Yanukovych-era riot police officers to his "activist group" – media

Journalists learnt from several sources in the SBU Security Service of Ukraine and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine that Medvedchuk's bodyguards are officers of the Kyiv Directorate of the police's guard force.

These are Serhiy Zasenko, Vladyslav Halishyn and Hryhoriy Chaly.

Medvedchuk reportedly entered the occupied peninsula through the Kalanchak checkpoint in a Mercedes Vito car at 14:30 local time on August 2.

Police officers Hryhoriy Chaly and Vladyslav Halishyn were in the car with Medvedchuk. Serhiy Zasenko had arrived in the occupied Crimea a little earlier. He came on foot to the Kalanchak checkpoint at 16:34 local time on July 30. Officially, the three police officers allegedly had taken a vacation a few days before the trip.

What is more, Hryhoriy Chaly and Vladyslav Halishyn work as aides to MP Medvedchuk on a voluntary basis. This information is indicated on the official website of the Verkhovna Rada Ukraine's parliament.

Ukrainian law enforcement agencies are now probing into the version that the chiefs of the aforementioned police officers forged their subordinates' vacation documents retroactively after information about Medvedchuk's trip to Crimea had become public.

The directorate of the police's guard force says an internal investigation is underway to probe into the alleged trip of police officers Zasenko, Halishyn and Chaly, together with Medvedchuk, to the occupied Crimea.

However, the directorate stressed employees of the National Police could freely travel to the occupied areas as there are no bans or restrictions.

More news reports

Author: UNIAN

Related news

Ukraine, Morocco resume political dialogue after long break.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba had a phone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mr. Nasser Bourita.

Kyiv agrees to integrate «Steinmeier formula» into law on Donbas special status – Ukraine delegate to TCG.

Negotiations are underway on the clauses that should be amended so that the law could work from a legal perspective.

1 2

FM Kuleba reminds Russia of its direct role in Donbas role.

The minister says it was Russia who seized Ukrainian industrial enterprises in 2017, having plundered them and withdrawing equipment from the Ukrainian territory.


OPG To Ask Court To Order Arrest Of MP Yurchenko, Set Bail Of UAH 5-10 Million.

The Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) intends to ask the High Anti-Corruption Court to authorize arrest of Member of Parliament Oleksandr Yurchenko and set a bail of UAH 5-10 million.


«Go drink some water and calm down» : Avakov ridicules Lukashenko's allegations of Ukraine meddling.

The Belarusian leader, whose win in the latest election is being widely contested, labeled Ukraine "an outpost of political provocations."

PM Shmyhal: Visa-free travel to EU not cancelled

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal is convinced that there are no threats of cancellation of the visa-free entry to the EU for Ukrainian citizens.

Lublin Triangle identifies countering Russia’s hybrid threats as one of its priorities.

Coordinating the actions of Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania to effectively counter the challenges and threats to common security should be one of the main tasks of the Lublin Triangle.

Rada passes bill banning lawmakers, mayors from working with family members.

The motion was backed by 252 lawmakers on September 17.

Ukraine, Bulgaria to hold business forum and strengthen cooperation in tourism – Kuleba.

Ukraine and Bulgaria plan to hold a business forum, intensify political contacts and create a format for interaction in tourism.


Wikipedia starts using 'Kyiv' instead of 'Kiev' - Kuleba.

The multilingual online encyclopedia Wikipedia has switched to writing the name of the Ukrainian capital in Latin, "Kyiv," rather than "Kiev," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said.

By continuing to browse World News (UAZMI), you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and agree to the use of cookies