11:53 18.09.2018

Ukrainian Choice leader Medvedchuk plans to run in parliamentary election, doesn't see himself as presidential candidate

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Ukrainian Choice leader Medvedchuk plans to run in parliamentary election, doesn't see himself as presidential candidate

Leader of the Ukrainian Choice-Right of People non-governmental movement Viktor Medvedchuk, who earlier joined Vadym Rabinovych's For Life party, has announced his plans to run in next year's Verkhovna Rada election.

"... Naturally, if today I accepted the invitation and joined the For Life party, the goal of any party is to climb to power, in other words, make it to parliament. Today when I officially and publicly agreed to join the For Life party, naturally there is the issue of my entry into parliament, if the party makes it happen. And I think it will make it happen," Medvedchuk told the NewsOne TV channel on Monday evening.

Medvedchuk reiterated that he has no political ambitions to run for president.

"Today I have no wish to use myself or try myself in this role," the politician said.

"Today there are enough leaders, including also in the For Life party, and the parties which are being spoken about today in terms of possible unification and which could represent the south-east of our country, represent the Russian-speaking population in the future. Therefore, it is not about leadership. Rather, it is about an ideology, a program and concrete actions. And leadership will reveal itself...," he said.

Medvedchuk has been playing a proactive role in the work relating to captives' exchange in Donbas.

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