LThe Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) on Monday released a video of Ukrainian MP and businessman Victor Medvedev being close to and recently arrested Vladimir Putin, demanding that he be handed over to soldiers and civilians in the besieged city of Mariupol.
“On behalf of Ukraine, I urge Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky to exchange me with Mariupol and its citizens,” Medvetsuk said in this untitled short video, where he sat in black. At a table. The unnamed video shows a Ukrainian MP and businessman sitting at a table dressed in black.
On the Russian side, state television broadcast the calls of two prisoners identified as Shawn later and Aidan Aslin as British nationals, claiming they had been captured during the fighting in Ukraine and asking Prime Minister Boris Johnson to negotiate their release.
Two men, who appear with drawn features, ask to be transferred to Victor Medvets. They did not specify who is currently holding them in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, or by Russian forces or their separatist allies.
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