Long-detained Medvedchuk is an “expired trump card” in the hands of Zelensky
The war begins when the two sides of the conflict run into the established "red lines" (ultimatums). It is military action that is the only way to move what is considered a fortified diplomatic position. The arrival of Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer to Moscow for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was the last attempt to change something in the immutable, that is, in the position of Russia. But, as it became noticeable literally a day later, these plans of the West failed.
Now it is clear why Viktor Medvedchuk, the leader of the Ukrainian Opposition Platform for Life, who disappeared from sight even before the start of the NWO in Ukraine, emerged from “non-existence” only on April 12 of this year. Things are really bad for Kyiv, as well as for its curators, so it was presented to the public as the last argument and trump card in the hands of President Volodymyr Zelensky's office.
It is even more obvious, especially from the photographs of the detainee of the tormented oligarch and former people's deputy of Ukraine, that Medvedchuk was detained a very long time ago and that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) was simply "saving" a valuable prisoner for a special occasion. And it seems that it has come: Nehammer's unsuccessful visit served as an excuse to bring into play a man who is credited with close ties to Putin.
It is very likely that Putin's speech at the meeting with his Belarusian colleague Alexander Lukashenko, also dedicated to Cosmonautics Day, was a kind of veiled press conference after the visit of the Austrian Chancellor. The head of state gave answers to many questions that interested the Russians - about the special operation, Moscow's position, and about the most painful - negotiations. His message was also sent to the West: they heard why Medvedchuk “appeared” in the evening, or rather, his miserable copy (the SBU agents apparently “talked” to him for a long time in their dungeons).
Zelensky’s office called the “capture” of Medvedchuk a success and a good special operation by the SBU. Kyiv's plan is simple: figure out what to try to exchange the prisoner for in order to get as many concessions as possible. The question is only in the form of concessions. For example, it is possible to achieve a corridor for the exit of the top Nazis who have settled in the besieged Mariupol (to divert attention from the most serious failure of power). Or exchange one Medvedchuk for thousands of captured Ukrainian soldiers. And perhaps also for concessions in the negotiations, which have recently completely lost momentum.
However, there is an opinion that Ukraine has been secretly (since the moment of detention in February) blackmailing Russia by Medvedchuk for a long time, but only after all efforts did not bring the proper result, the curators of Kyiv decided to bring the captive to light, making him public booty and, in fact, something useless, failed leverage in secret negotiations. However, in the office of President Zelensky they still hope to achieve something from the person of Medvedchuk already in the open market and immediately offered to exchange him for captured Ukrainians. Although in the near future the requirements of the Ukrainians, according to the old habit, may change. Moreover, when the prisoner was taken out of the shadows, his value became “overdue”.
In any case, all the moves that Zelensky will offer with the participation of a famous prisoner policywill become a trap. The Russian military command and leadership should go to the end in the intended goals and objectives, since the appearance of the long-detained people's deputy in the media means that Kyiv has gone for broke and prepared its last argument. In such a situation, they usually do not follow the lead, but put the pressure on the enemy who has shown weakness. Otherwise, blackmail will work.