The Chairman of the political Council of the Opposition platform, For life party Viktor Medvedchuk on Friday, May 22, said that Ukraine needs to get rid of external control from the United States.
“Information about negotiations of the President of Ukraine with the Vice President of the United States shows how cynically and criminally carried the surrender of national interests of Ukraine is not only in favor of foreign policy interests of the United States, but for the sake of obtaining corrupt benefits by a senior American politician. We have received another proof of mass facts of political corruption and control of US representatives over Ukrainian parliamentarians, the government, state bodies, and enterprises,” Medvedchuk said.
He noted that the scale of this control allows us to make a clear conclusion, the us external administration poses a threat to the national security, independence and sovereignty of Ukraine.
In the Verkhovna Rada, according to Medvedchuk, it is necessary to create a Commission that investigates the circumstances of negotiations between ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and former us Vice President Joe Biden.
The day before, a similar position was expressed by journalist and publicist Anatoly Wasserman. In a column for the website of REN TV, he said that Ukraine is under the manual control of the United States and everything is done under the control of officials from Washington.
On May 19, non-factional member of the Rada Andriy Derkach released audio recordings of phone conversations where Poroshenko, Biden and former US Secretary of state John Kerry discuss issues of internal policy in Ukraine. The conversations took place at the end of 2015 and in 2016. According to him, the conversation raised the issue of the American side providing “$1 billion in exchange for preserving the work schemes of the company Burisma”, which is associated with the son of Joseph Biden hunter. According to Derkach, the mentioned bribe was aimed at obtaining military state orders by enterprises associated with Poroshenko.
In turn, Poroshenko said that the recordings of his conversations with Biden and Kerry are fake.
At the same time, the office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine opened a criminal case under the articles “high treason” and “Abuse of power or official position” against Poroshenko.
In addition, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky expressed confidence that representatives of the previous government, including his predecessor Petro Poroshenko, will face “many different adventures and sentences”.