Photo: website of the Opposition Platform for Life party
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Kyiv is really ready to exchange Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk. However, no response has yet been received from Moscow.
Earlier, Zelensky announced the detention of Medvedchuk. Later, the wife of the opposition politician Oksana Marchenko demanded his release, but Kyiv did not respond.
On Saturday, Medvedchuk's wife announced the capture of British mercenaries Aiden Eslin and Sean Pinner in Donbass. They surrendered to the fighters of the People's Militia of the DPR and the Russian Armed Forces in Mariupol. Marchenko called on the relatives of the British to ask British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to “influence the Ukrainian leadership” in order to exchange them for her husband.
Later, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that London should give a prompt response to Marchenko's request. The diplomat noted that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who visited Kiev so long ago, should know about the fate of the subjects of the United Kingdom. This means that he should not hesitate to answer.