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Medvedchuk criticized Zelensky for orientation to the West of Ukraine

. The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky focuses on the views of radicals and the residents of Western Ukraine, but they will not vote for him and the representatives of the ruling party "servant of the people", said the Chairman of political Council of party "Oppositional platform For life" Viktor Medvedchuk.

Ukraine's Parliament on Wednesday appointed on 25 October, the next local elections, though elections will not take place in uncontrolled Kiev territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

"After all, it is today the policy of the President Zelensky and his team – as if something happens, as if not to offend the nationalist radicals, as if not to offend people who live in Western Ukraine. So they are, by the way, for him and didn't vote, as far as we know. And hardly now will vote because they have other candidates and other political forces", – said Medvedchuk in interview to the Ukrainian TV channels published Saturday on the website of the political power.

According to him, on the territory of the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics of the citizens living in Ukraine and they should be treated as citizens of the country - they have the right to receive pensions and education in Ukraine. Medvedchuk noted that the words on the limitation of the rights of citizens of the republics of Donbass, who often heard it from people from the West of Ukraine, and must remain words. "To give you anything, but to do – who gave you the right?" – added the politician.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 13 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.