The detained godfather of Putin, Viktor Medvedchuk, was needed by the department of operational information of the FSB of the Russian Federation in order to write off money on him.
While Medvedchuk is in jail, his people in the pro-Russian faction of the Opposition Platform for Life openly continue to cooperate with the pro-Kremlin forces, the government of the Russian Federation, and the special services of the aggressor country.
The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Kirill Budanov, said this in an interview with Ukrayinska Pravda .
“Medvedchuk was needed by the Federal Security Service, namely the Department of Operational Information, in order to write off funds for him. This is one of the main reasons why the FSB very strongly advocated the start of active hostilities during the last preparatory stages. Because they had a question inside : What were the funds spent on for years? And it was necessary to give an answer, “he said.
Recall that Viktor Medvedchuk , who was under house arrest, escaped from Ukraine at the beginning of the Russian invasion. On March 18, the Lvov court arrested the people’s deputy in absentia, and the State Bureau of Investigation turned to the Ukrainians for help in searching for Medvedchuk.
On the evening of April 12, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced the arrest of Putin’s godfather, People’s Deputy from the Opposition Platform for Life Viktor Medvedchuk .
On Monday, April 18, the former people’s deputy turned to Vladimir Zelensky and Russian dictator Vladimir Putin with a proposal to exchange him for the defenders and residents of Mariupol.