One of the wealthiest Ukrainians and a friend of Vladimir Putin, pro-Russian politician Victor Medvetsuk, went missing from house arrest near Kiev on February 24 and was being monitored by Ukrainian services. The detention was confirmed by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on Tuesday evening. President Volodymyr Zelensky posted a handcuffed photo of a politician on his social media account.
A specialized search team consisting of security service officers Ukraine And prosecutors in the attorney general’s office have been searching for several weeks for Medvedev, who escaped from house arrest.
Ukrainian politician known for his close ties to the Russian president Vladimir PutinHe has been under house arrest since May 2021 KievHe concluded on suspicion of treason in Russia-annexed Crimea and attempted theft of raw materials. Later, the prosecutor’s office informed him that he had been placed on new suspicion of treason and support for the activities of a terrorist organization. There is a connection with the illegal supply of coal from the separatist republics Donbass 2014 and early 2015.
On February 24, the day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Medvedev escaped from house arrest and his fate was unknown.
According to Ukrainian officials, the wanted person may have disappeared with friends from the pro – Russian platform – For Life, in which he was one of the leaders, for example Nestor Schufrin from Transcarpathia. The activities of the SBU and the Office of the Attorney General are carried out in all regions of Ukraine.
Zelenskiy: Zuchy! Details later. Glory to Ukraine!
Tuesday evening, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zhelensky Posted a photo of a rich Ukrainian in handcuffs. “A special step was taken to thank Ukraine’s security service. Juicy! Details later. Glory to Ukraine!” – He wrote.
The published photo shows a politician who is a friend of the President Russia Vladimir Putin, he wears a Ukrainian military uniform and is handcuffed. Later, the detention of the politician was confirmed by SBU leader Ivan Paganov.
Medvedev was called “Putin Kuma” because the president of Russia became his daughter’s godfather.
Mikhail Bodolog, an adviser to President Zhelensky, wrote on Twitter, “Medvetsuk must survive today, hiding in a Ukrainian prison.” “With a guarantee of several years imprisonment” – he added.
According to him, “in Russia they certainly lied to him about the mood in Ukraine, stole money and, in fact, became one of the initiators of the war.”
In 2019, Forbes magazine estimated Medvedev’s wealth at $ 620 million.
Main photo source: facebook.com/zelenskiy.official
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