Zelensky suggests prisoners swap with detained Putin ally
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky suggested exchanging detained pro-Russian Ukrainian politician and oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk for captured Ukrainian prisoners of war.
“I propose to the Russian Federation to exchange ‘your guy’ for our boys and our girls who are now in Russian captivity. It is therefore important that our law enforcement and military also consider this possibility,” Zelensky stated in a video address on Tuesday.
Also, Zelensky cautioned Russia that Ukrainian forces would capture more soldiers.
“We will establish the full truth about all these savages. No matter how much time and effort it takes, we will find them all. Let Medvedchuk be an example for you,” Zelensky said.
“Even the former oligarch did not escape. What to say about much ordinary criminals from the Russian middle of nowhere. We will get everyone.”
Medvedchuk was detained in a “special operation,” Zelensky announced Tuesday