The top Ukrainian official addressed Medvedchuk case in his interview for TV program ‘Svoboda Slavik Shuster show” aired Friday.

Oleksiy Danylov hinted that Ukraine could consider such a swap deal with Russia involving Viktor Medvedchuk, Russia-leaning ‘Opposition Platform for Life’ leader who is now facing the charges of high treason.

He said that the move, though, needs to be authorized  by Volodymyr Zelensky.

Ukrainian president can make such decision. I think we would gladly do so should the opportunity arise”, stated Danilov.

On May 11, Ukraine’s chief prosecutor pressed charges against two Ukrainian MPs – Viktor Medvedchuk and Taras Kozak on three counts of treason.  The Kyiv court placed Medvedchuk under house arrest following the accusations.


Learn more about Medvedchuk-Kozak allegations here