Will Putin give up prisoners in Ukraine?

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News of Ukraine’s arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest ally in Ukraine, oligarch and opposition politician Viktor Medvedchuk, drew fierce condemnation from Kremlin officials and caused waves wind in the state media.

Medvedchuk, one of Ukraine’s richest men, escaped from house arrest on charges of treason days after the Russian invasion. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced his arrest on Wednesday.

“I propose to the Russian Federation to exchange this boy of yours for our boys and girls who are currently imprisoned in Russia,” Zelensky said in a video address posted on Telegram. Medvedchuk was handcuffed and dressed in military clothes with Ukrainian flag stickers — a camouflage outfit to flee the country, according to Ukrainian officials.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: russellfalcon@interreviewed.com.

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