The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskysuggested this tuesday to swap Victor Medvedchuk, a friend of Vladimir Putin, for children in Russian captivity
Zelensky announced the arrest on his Telegram channel with a Medvedchuk’s photositting, handcuffed and dressed in military clothes with a badge with the Ukrainian flag.
Medvedchuk was under house arrest by order of the judge, but fled on February 24just as Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. The 67-year-old politician and businessman was charged with high treason for revealing state secrets, working for Russia and having “close ties” with Putin.
for now, the Russian government has not responded to the Ukrainian proposal