Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has offered Moscow an exchange of Ukrainian MP and businessman Viktor Medvedchuk, close to Vladimir Putin, detained by the authorities in Kyiv, with Ukrainians captured in Russia, AFP reported.

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"I propose to the Russian Federation to exchange this man for our sons and daughters who are currently in captivity in Russia," Zelensky said in a video message to the Telegram.

Ukrainian authorities announced last night the arrest of 67-year-old Medvedchuk, who escaped from house arrest shortly after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and was in hiding until yesterday.

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"A special operation was carried out thanks to the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine). Excellent work!" Zelensky told Telegram and accompanied his message with a photo of Medvedchuk, handcuffed and wearing a Ukrainian military uniform.

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