Ukrainian authorities have recaptured Putin ally Viktor Medvedchuk months after he escaped home arrest within the early days of the Russian invasion.
Medvedchuk — who claims that the Russian president is the godfather to his daughter — was positioned underneath home arrest in Ukraine on treason prices final 12 months. He escaped in February.
After his seize by safety companies, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky posted a photograph of Medvedchuk in handcuffs and Ukrainian navy fatigues on his Telegram channel Tuesday, implying that he’d been recaptured.
“A particular operation was carried out due to the [Ukrainian Security Service]. Properly performed!” Zelensky wrote. “Particulars later. Glory to Ukraine!”
He stands accused of financing pro-Kremlin separatists within the Donbas area and looting nationwide assets in Crimea after the Russian annexation in 2014, based on Ukrainian outlet Hromadske.
Medvedchuk is the chief of Ukraine’s political get together Opposition Platform – For Life. The motion is seen by critics as the biggest pro-Russian political get together in Ukraine.
The Washington Post reported in February that the get together was seen as a potential pool of politicians to type a Kremlin-friendly puppet authorities if Russia’s invasion of Ukraine succeeded.
Medvedchuck has identified Putin for greater than 20 years, visiting him in his Sochi dacha on a number of events, the paper reported.