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Lot has been written about Medvedchuk and Ukrainian politics ... he belonged to the Russian speaking Eastern part of the country.

"A special operation was carried out thanks to the SBU," Zelenskyy wrote in Russian on his verified account on the social media platform Telegram, referencing Ukraine's Security Service.

"Well done! Details later. Glory to Ukraine!" Zelenskyy said.

Ukraine's Security Service posted a mugshot of Medvedchuk on its official Twitter account, along with a cavalier warning for other Russia-allied Ukrainians.

"You can be a pro-Russian politician and work for the aggressor state for years. You may be hiding from justice lately. You can even wear a Ukrainian military uniform for camouflage... But will it help you escape punishment? Not at all! Shackles are waiting for you," the Secret Service tweeted in Russian.

Russian-Ukrainian gas agreement was published by former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko - 2006

One of the most important outcomes of this vote might be that Tymoshenko managed to line up with Victor Yanukovich, Victor Medvedchuk and the Communists. A change of political alliances in Ukraine might be under way.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Apr 13th, 2022 at 04:37:07 PM EST
Ukraine's Got a Real Problem with Far-Right Violence (And No, RT Didn't Write This Headline) | Atlantic Council - June 20,:2018 |

It sounds like the stuff of Kremlin propaganda, but it's not. Last week Hromadske Radio revealed that Ukraine's Ministry of Youth and Sports is funding the neo-Nazi group C14 to promote "national patriotic education projects" in the country. On June 8, the Ministry announced that it will award C14 a little less than $17,000 for a children's camp. It also awarded funds to Holosiyiv Hideout and Educational Assembly, both of which have links to the far-right. The revelation represents a dangerous example of law enforcement tacitly accepting or even encouraging the increasing lawlessness of far-right groups willing to use violence against those they don't like.

Since the beginning of 2018, C14 and other far-right groups such as the Azov-affiliated National Militia, Right Sector, Karpatska Sich, and others have attacked Roma groups several times, as well as anti-fascist demonstrations, city council meetings, an event hosted by Amnesty International, art exhibitions, LGBT events, and environmental activists. On March 8, violent groups launched attacks against International Women's Day marchers in cities across Ukraine. In only a few of these cases did police do anything to prevent the attacks, and in some they even arrested peaceful demonstrators rather than the actual perpetrators.

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Freedom House, and Front Line Defenders warned in a letter that radical groups acting under "a veneer of patriotism" and "traditional values" were allowed to operate under an "atmosphere of near total impunity that cannot but embolden these groups to commit more attacks."

Ukraine SSR Background Note

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Apr 13th, 2022 at 04:38:09 PM EST
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AFAICT, the armchair military analysts are divided as to how insanely sentimental PUTIN must be. I don't understand this calculus, such that 1 PUTIN-linked godfather (arrested 1 month ago) = 1,000 POWs (captured this week trying to flee Azovstal bunker). Neither does Medvedchuk's wife.
by Cat on Wed Apr 13th, 2022 at 07:42:10 PM EST
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Vlad to Chuck :
As always, should you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in ten seconds.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Apr 14th, 2022 at 02:31:49 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Apr 13th, 2022 at 09:48:07 PM EST
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Now, here's a plausible "leak." Given that Zelensk* is the latest in a series of wholy owned cut-outs in the NATO's offensive to capture UA, NSA/CIA/FBI nabs the only store of value (HUMINT) in this war thus far deserving "exceptional" protection before UA maniacs destroys it. Medvedchuk's situational awareness of both UA and RU organizational strengths and weaknesses is pretty unique, possibly time-sensitive for near-term US military purposes. I disagree as to Medvedchuk's extrinsic value. To RU his use-value (informant, collaborator) to corporate RU was a strategic "write off" the day UA detained him back in February. To UA he is one prop among many signifying the nationalists' supremacy. And I suppose, Medvedchuk, purportedly presented as a close personal friend of PUTIN and agent of The Great Patriotic War at the polls, understood all along that he's not indispensible in any case.


A group of FBI officers flew from Washington to Ukraine to take Viktor Medvedchuk to the United States, said the ex-deputy of Rada Kiva

According to him, "they want to use the main Ukrainian opposition politician in possible bargaining with Russia." In addition, he may be held as a witness in the investigation of alleged Moscow interference in the electoral process in the United States, Kiva believes.

"Everything is in the best traditions of the Anglo-Saxons, who have long been using terrorist methods around the world," the politician emphasized in his Telegram channel.

Earlier, Kiva commented on the statement of the President of Ukraine, in which he proposed to the Russian side to exchange Medvedchuk for captured soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, calling Zelensky "a terrorist who traffics in people." In turn, Viktor Medvedchuk's wife, Oksana Marchenko, told reporters that she did not know exactly when her husband was detained. She clarified that "the last few weeks she had no contact with him."
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by Cat on Fri Apr 15th, 2022 at 01:34:02 PM EST
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Pulling all the strings in Kyiv ... not yet ready to cut loose his prize puppet #zelensky 🇺🇦.

Medvedchuk a high value hostage to exchange for the NATO officials trapped under #azovstal in bunkers of Mariupol. 🇷🇺 Putin most likely denies knowing the man. The rooster crows three times. 🙏🏽

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 15th, 2022 at 02:30:33 PM EST
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My point is, Medvedchuk has no "exchange" value. IOW, Medvedchuk is not fungible. Medvedchuk may possess intrinsic, or unique, value that US "intelligence community" desires. The only way that value can be evaluated and confirmed is by expropriating UA custody of the man for debrief as compared to current US intel. I don't for a second believe US has any reason to trust any UA intel, because NATO has been running this civl war in-country since before Maidan, ie. EU-UA invitation ETA immdiately after Budapest declaration.
by Cat on Fri Apr 15th, 2022 at 05:58:17 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 15th, 2022 at 02:46:04 PM EST
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