The Russian president’s spokesman, Dmytro Peskov, does not know whether Vladimir Putin has had contact with his godfather, OPZZ MP Viktor Medvedchuk after he was transferred to the Russian Federation as part of the prisoner exchange.
“I have no such information,” Peskov was quoted as saying by Russian media.
According to him, the Kremlin does not know where Medvedchuk is now.
On April 12, it became known about the former co-chairman of the party “Opposition Platform – For Life”, People’s Deputy Viktor Medvedchuk, who escaped from house arrest after entering Ukraine.
Later, Volodymyr Zelenskyy offered the Russian president’s best man for Ukrainians captured by Russia.
On April 18, the Security Service of Ukraine, in which the politician Viktor Medvedchuk, detained in Ukraine and suspected of treason, asks to exchange him for defenders and residents of Mariupol surrounded by Russian troops.
Initially, Russia was in no hurry to comment on Medvedchuk’s detention. Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmytro Peskov, said the report needed further verification.
However, later it has nothing to do with a special military operation.” However, according to Peskov, Russia “will definitely follow Medvedchuk’s fate” and “calls on European politicians to do so.”
On the night of September 22, it became known about the relationship between Ukraine and the Russian Federation: Ukraine returned 215 military personnel from Russian captivity, 108 of them – fighters of the “Azov” regiment, Kyiv and another 55 Russian prisoners.
Later in the day, the head of the Ukrainian Central Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, said that the Russian side has not commented on this statement at this time, as well as on Medvedchuk’s own exchange.
source: radio svoboda