The wife of the oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk, detained by the Ukrainian service, called for him to be replaced by two British prisoners. The Russian Foreign Ministry hopes that the British authorities will not hesitate to respond to this call.
Oksana Marszuk, the wife of the Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk, who is in the hands of the services in Kyiv, published a video in which she appealed to the relatives of two Britons detained by the Russians to put pressure on the authorities in London to arrange a prisoner exchange.
You can ask your country’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson to influence the Ukrainian leadership and secure the release of Aiden and Sean by replacing them with a Ukrainian opposition politician who is being held by the authorities in Kyiv and the husband of Viktor Medvedchuk Marchenko said in the recording.
Talking about British people Marchenko, Eden Aslin and Sean Penner. According to the Russians, both were members of the Ukrainian Navy and were detained in Mariupol.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said it expected London’s response.
Perhaps Boris Johnson, who visited Kyiv recently, knew about the fate of His Majesty’s subjects. Feel free to answer. And Liz Truss (Head of the British Foreign Office – editor’s note) will tell you what the British did there (in Ukraine). – spokeswoman for the Ministry of Diplomacy, Maria Zacharoa, wrote on the telegram.
Earlier, Oksana Marchenko asked for the help of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Victor Medwidzuk is one of the richest Ukrainians and the leader of the pro-Russian forces in this country. He was one of the leaders of the opposition platform “Zaysia”. He was accused last year of high treason and put under house arrest, from which he fled after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. On Tuesday, he was arrested by Ukrainian services while trying to reach the border with breakaway Transnistria in Moldova.
Medvedchuk is a special friend of Vladimir Putin. The President of Russia is the godfather of his daughter.
Wiktor Medwedczuk and Oksana Marchenko have been married since 2003, they have three children. Before the war, Marszenko was a TV presenter and actress, who hosted, among others, the Ukrainian version of the program “X-Factor”. Investigative journalists revealed in 2018 that Marchenko was involved in the oil business in Russia through companies registered in Cyprus.
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