President Zelensky posted on social media a photo of Viktor Medvedchuk with the caption, “A special operation was carried out thanks to the SBU. Well done! Details later. Glory to Ukraine!” written under it.
Courtesy: Office of the Presidency of Ukraine
On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the arrest of Viktor Medvedchuk, a pro-Kremlin politician, who was living in Ukraine.
“A special operation was carried out thanks to the Department of Internal Security,” Zelensky wrote in Russian on his verified account on the social networking platform Telegram, referring to the Ukrainian Security Service.
“Well done! Details later. Glory to Ukraine!” Zelensky said.
Above this comment, Zelensky posted a photo showing a disheveled Medvedchuk sitting next to a radiator with his hands in handcuffs.
Medvedchuk, the leader of a pro-Russian opposition party in Ukraine and a staunch opponent of Kyiv’s calls to join NATO, has very close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the godfather of Medvedchuk’s daughter.
Some Experts speculate That if Putin had planned to install a puppet leader after overthrowing the government of Ukraine, Medvedchuk would be on the short list.
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