27 Mar 2019 14:02

Visit by Ukrainian politicians Boiko, Medvedchuk to Moscow may lead to their prosecution in Kyiv

KYIV. March 27 (Interfax) - An illegal border-crossing case will be opened on Wednesday over the visit to Russia by Viktor Medvedchuk, leader of the movement Ukrainian Choice - People's Right and member of the Opposition Platform - For Life and parliamentarian and presidential candidate Yuriy Boiko, Ukraine's Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said.

"The case will be registered and an appropriate reaction will swiftly follow," the prosecutor general said at a meeting of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday, responding to remarks made by Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

"Dear Mr. Prime Minister and Mr. Interior Minister, a case will be registered today of an illegal border-crossing. But questions will be asked not only of the air service, but also the border guard, which let these people leave contrary to the established procedures," he said.

Boiko and Medvedchuk had a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller in Moscow on March 22 to discuss supply of gas.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, for his part, ordered the Ukrainian State Aviation Service, the State Border Guard Service and other agencies to look into who had violated the Ukrainian legislation and where it happened.