Vyacheslav is a citizen of Ukraine, participant of the Chernobyl Path in 1996, an annual demonstration that takes place in commemoration of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Member of the UNA-UNSO (Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian National Self Defence).
Chronicle of repression
Vyacheslav was arrested during the pacification of the Chernobyl Path-96 demonstration by the Belarusian authorities. During the action demonstrators clashed with militia. Until the hearing he was held in custody of the Volodarka prison, in Minsk. At the end of August 1996 judge Grigorij Korzyckij sentenced Vyacheslav to one year of imprisonment in a penal colony. He was released on amnesty on 24 December 1996 thanks to the effort of the Ukrainian diplomacy. He and four other Ukrainian political prisoners immediately left Belarus.