The Kremlin actually disowned the idea of exchanging Medvedchuk – Putin's godfather
Peskov said that the Kremlin is not going to exchange Medvedchuk/RBC
In addition to the fact that the Kremlin was distrustful of the detention of Viktor Medvedchuk, now they have actually disowned the pro-Russian politician – they say he is a foreign politician and they will not exchange him.
First, Peskov praised Medvedchuk for his “views”
In particular, Russian Presidential Speaker Dmitry Peskov stressed that despite Medvedchuk's “correct” views, he is not a citizen of Russia.
Medvedchuk is a member of the Rada, a well-known Ukrainian politician who led an opposition party with his own position. And he always spoke for peace and against war, against the expansion of the conflict in Donbass,” Peskov noted.
Peskov was also indignant, saying that if the ideas of Medvedchuk and the ideas of his party were taken into account in the state policy of Ukraine, “there would be no military operation it would have been.”
The Kremlin is in no hurry to release its hero
The exchange, about which figures in Kyiv spoke with such fervor, is impossible. He is not a citizen of Russia and has nothing to do with the military operation, he is a foreign politician,” Peskov stressed.
The Kremlin politician also noted that they allegedly did not know Medvedchuk’s position regarding Russia’s participation in resolving this situation.< /p>
As you know, yesterday, April 12, in the evening, the SBU managed to find and detain the fugitive Viktor Medvedchuk. At the same time, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky offered the Kremlin to exchange him for captured Ukrainian defenders.