Viktor Medvedchuk, an MP from the Opposition Platform – For Life party, has arrived at the Prosecutor General's Office to get acquainted with the notice declaring him a suspect in the case of treason, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
"I have not been handed the suspicion notice. I'm not acquainted with it," Medvedchuk said, when asked by journalists about what charges were brought against him.
"Of course, we will get acquainted with the suspicion notice. Lawyers will come to defend [me] professionally," he added.
Medvedchuk described the announcement of the suspicion notice and searches of his house as "political repression and illegal criminal prosecution."
According to Medvedchuk, on May 11, he was vacationing with his family in a neighboring region and decided to return to Kyiv when he learned of the searches and the suspicion notice.
"I'm not going to hide. I'm ready to defend myself, because I don't feel guilty about anything," he said.
Medvedchuk also stated that he was ready for a measure of restraint in the form of detention, although he considered it a violation of the Constitution.
On May 11, Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova signed suspicion notices for MPs Viktor Medvedchuk and Tars Kozak. They are suspected of treason and attempted embezzlement of national resources in Crimea.
The investigation believes that Medvedchuk negotiated with the aggressor state to re-register the Hlyboka oil and gas field in the Black Sea, 75 km from Feodosia, and to extract minerals, which are Ukraine's national resource.
In addition, Medvedchuk is suspected of treason (passing secret information about a military unit of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to the aggressor state).