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Viktor Medvetsuk, an oligarch and former leader of the pro-Russian Ukrainian party, went missing from house arrest after Russia invaded Ukraine in late February.
In his nightly speech on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky proposed that Medvedev could be traded to Ukrainian “now Russian captive boys and girls”, according to the BBC.
A separate statement from Ukraine’s security service said, “You may be a pro – Russian politician and have worked for the occupying government for many years. You may have recently disappeared from justice. You may even wear a Ukrainian military uniform for camouflage.
On Tuesday Zelenskyy released a photo of Medvetsuk in handcuffs wearing a Ukrainian military uniform.
She is the godfather to the youngest daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin Medvedev. According to a Fox News correspondent, Medvetsuk was among those considered by Russia to replace Zhelensky if the Ukrainian president could be removed from power. Jennifer Griffin.
Medvedev has denied the allegations, calling them “political repression.” He was arrested last year after being held in Ukraine for several years because he was considered important to relations with Moscow. BBC.
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