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Fugitive oligarch and Putin ally Viktor Medvedchuk detained, says Ukraine secret service

Firstpost | 13/04/2022 10:15 AM | Click to read full article

Ukrainian authorities on Tuesday announced they had captured a prominent pro-Kremlin tycoon who escaped from house arrest after Russia's invasion. President Volodymyr Zelensky posted a picture online of a dishevelled-looking Viktor Medvedchuk with his hands in cuffs and dressed in a Ukrainian army uniform.

Medvedchuk, one of the richest people in Ukraine, is a hugely controversial figure for his close ties to Moscow.