Russia’s ruling elite seems to be irked by the arrest of Viktor Medvedchuk, a Ukrainian MP from pro-Russian OPZH party, and personal friend and ally of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
On April 13, the former Russian President and current deputy secretary of Russia’s Security Council, Dmitriy Medvedev, issued a veiled threat to Ukrainian officials in a post via the Telegram messenger app.
Medvedev had the following to say regarding Ukrainian police’s plans to interrogate Medvedchuk about his alleged collaboration with Russian invaders before being swapped in a prisoner exchange with Moscow:
“These people should look about their surroundings and lock their doors at night, lest they themselves end up among those (prisoners) up for exchange,” the former Russian president said.
He did not explain how Ukrainian officials might be taken prisoner.