In an interview to ‘UkrLive’ TV channel,  leader of pro-Russian Opposition Platform for Life party Viktor Medvedchuk complained Swiss officials stripped his daughter of a student visa for political motives.

The daughter of the politician  earlier entered this year Geneva University in Switzerland.

‘Everything was ok, in early September she was about to go to the university. Just two days later , she was told that her visa had been revoked’, Medvedchuk said.

According to the politician known for his close ties to Russia’s president Volodymyr Putin,  the  Swiss visa revocation may have to do wtih the criminal cases  opened against him in Ukraine, adding that after sanctions were imposed on him, he was allegedly told criminal proceedings could be dropped if he agreed to  leave the country and quit Ukrainian politics.


It should be noted that Opposition Platform for Live MP faces a slew of criminal cases, with the most recent one opened in connection to alleged illegal coal trade and abetting terrorists in Donbas.