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23.11.18 16:06

Journalists unveil secret meetings between Poroshenko and Putin’s crony Medvedchuk. PHOTOS

Over four months of surveillance, journalists for Skhemy project found out that Vladimir Putin’s close friend Viktor Medvedchuk pays regular visits to the Presidential Administration of Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET citing a story by Skhemy project, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and Medvedchuk met at least twice shortly before Russia imposed sanctions on Ukrainian individuals and entities - in the Presidential Administration and at Poroshenko’s mansion in the village of Kozyn.

"Having watched for four months who have visited the president, Skhemy project found that Viktor Medvedchuk paid visits to the Presidential Administration on a regular basis. And shortly before Russia imposed sanctions against Ukrainian citizens and companies, Poroshenko and Medvedchuk met at least twice - in the Presidential Administration and at Poroshenko’s home in Kozyn. Each time, the employees of the Department of the State Guard of Ukraine and police officers tried to conceal the meetings between the pro-Russian politician and the Ukrainian president to prevent these facts from being captured on camera by journalists. However, journalists of the Skhemy project managed to film Medvedchuk’s motorcade arriving directly to the president’s house. The journalists followed Poroshenko’s motorcade from the Presidential Administration situated on Bankova Street to the homestead in Kozyn, where the president lives. The journalists saw the cars used by Viktor Medvedchuk followed the president’s motorcade and stopped at the guest gate of his house," the journalistic investigation says.

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President Poroshenko's motorcade

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Viktor Medvedchuk's motorcade enters Kozyn

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Medvedchuk's motorcade near Poroshenko’s mansion

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The police used force right in front of the entrance to the president’s homestead to stop journalists. The law enforcers explained their actions by alleged APB being put out for the journalists’ car. The police officers also enquired what company the journalists were working for.

"While the journalists were talking to the police, Medvedchuk’s motorcade got to the Poroshenko’s house and parked at the guest gate. A few hours later, a car from Medvedchuk’s motorcade left the president’s mansion, just not through the guest gate but through another one. As journalists were filming Medvedchuk leaving Poroshenko’s homestead, one of the cars from the president’s motorcade tried to prevent them from doing so by pointing the headlights at them," the journalists said.

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Fresh tire tracks at one of the entrances to Poroshenko’s estate

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A car from Medvedchuk’s motorcade left Poroshenko’s homestead while another car was preventing journalists from filming it

"The Presidential Administration makes every effort to keep Medvedchuk-Poroshenko meetings quiet. When the journalists for Skhemy were secretly filming Medvedchuk’s visits to Bankova Street, his motorcade openly parked at the entrance to the building of the Presidential Administration. But when the cameraman started filming explicitly, they tried to hide visits of the Putin’s crony to the Presidential Administration. For example, this was the case when Medvedchuk’s motorcade drove into the Presidential Administration courtyard through a side entrance on Nov. 5 while a car blocked Skhemy journalists in an archway until Medvedchuk entered the building. For some reason, Medvedchuk decided not to leave the facility using the same path and a car from his motorcade moved to another entrance to the Presidential Administration on Instytutska Street. On Nov. 17, a car from Medvedchuk’s motorcade was waiting for him a block away from the Presidential Administration. The motorcade of two Mercedes cars showed up from the archway leading to the Presidential Administration at 5:40 p.m. Except they already had different license plates than the ones Medvedchuk’s motorcade cars usually used and they were not accompanied by the usual follow-me car of the politician - a Mercedes Vito. The journalists nevertheless decided to follow them for several kilometers. The Mercedes Vito soon caught up with the cars that had left the Presidential Administration," says the investigation.

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Medvedchuk's motorcade

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A car from Medvedchuk's motorcade

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A car from Medvedchuk's motorcade

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A car from Medvedchuk's motorcade

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The motorcade of two Mercedeses showed up from the archway leading to the Presidential Administration at 5:40 p.m.

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