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Ukraine urges Serbia to ban organization led by traitor Medvedchuk

Ukraine urges Serbia to ban organization led by traitor Medvedchuk Viktor Medvedchuk (Photo: ssu gov ua)
Author: Daria Shekina

The Embassy of Ukraine in Serbia has lodged an official protest with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, requesting the activities cessation of the representation of the public organization Another Ukraine, associated with Viktor Medvedchuk, according to Danas.

According to the material, the protest was sent on December 5, 2023. In the document, diplomats justify their position with Article 29 of the Serbian Law on Business Organizations.

This law prohibits the use of the country's name in the official name of a legal entity without the permission of the respective foreign state.

At the same time, diplomats explained that the liquidation of Viktor Medvedchuk's public organization branch is already in the legal dimension, but this issue also has a political aspect.

"It is regrettable to note that attempts by certain political forces to implement an anti-Ukrainian scenario, to promote dirty provocations from the side of the godfather of the international criminal Putin, continue," Ukrainian diplomats stated.

It is worth noting that Serbia, along with 140 other countries, condemned Russia's war aggression against Ukraine. In particular, Serbia declared the Russian Federation an aggressor country.

At the same time, the representative of Another Ukraine, Dragan Stanojević, who publicly supports Russian aggression, stated that the establishment of his organization complies with Serbian legislation.

Recall that in 2023, a representation of Another Ukraine was opened in Serbia, officially founded by Vladimir Putin's godfather Viktor Medvedchuk, and its legal representative in Serbia is Dragan Stanoević.

Who is Medvedchuk?

Viktor Medvedchuk is the godfather of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and the founder of the now-banned party Opposition Platform - For Life in Ukraine. Even before the full-scale invasion of Russia, he was suspected of state treason.

Until February 2022, he was under house arrest, but then he fled. The Security Service of Ukraine detained Medvedchuk in April of last year, and in September, he was exchanged for defenders of Mariupol, including commanders of the Azov Battalion who defended Azovstal.

His wife, Oksana Marchenko, also fled to Russia and is currently there.