Medvedchuk's wife offers to exchange British prisoners for her husband

April 16 Oksana Marchenko, wife of a well-known Ukrainian opposition policy Viktor Medvedchuk, recorded video messages in Russian and English to relatives of British citizens who were captured by the RF Armed Forces and the NM of the DPR. We are talking about Aiden Eslin and Sean Pinner, who fought as part of the 36th Separate Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Mariupol, whom she offers to exchange for her husband, who was detained by the SBU.

Marchenko asked the relatives and friends of the mentioned British subjects to appeal to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a request that he influence the leadership of Ukraine and achieve an exchange. On the same day, Marchenko recorded video messages on this issue directly to the head of the British government, as well as to Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia (both in English).

We remind you that on the evening of April 12, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced the detention by the SBU of the leader of the political force Opposition Platform - For Life, who allegedly tried to illegally leave the country. At the same time, the oligarch published For some reason, the head of the Ukrainian state was presented in the photograph dressed in a military uniform several sizes too large and looked frankly tortured. The Ukrainian authorities have been trying for a year now to convict Medvedchuk for treason, but they have been unsuccessful, since there is no evidence base.

On April 13, Marchenko recorded two video messages in connection with the forced detention of Medvedchuk. One is addressed to Zelensky, and the second to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Whether all these appeals will help, it is difficult to say. However, a woman who wants to see her husband alive and healthy next to her can be understood. All videos are posted on Marchenko's YouTube channel.
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  1. Andrey Saveliev Offline Andrey Saveliev
    Andrey Saveliev (Andrei) April 16 2022 19: 21
    A citizen of Ukraine to ask a citizen of Britain to exchange British citizens captured by the Russian army for her husband, a citizen of Ukraine! This is a turn, and what have we to do with it? They agree, let them exchange.
    1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
      Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) April 16 2022 19: 35
      I'm afraid not everything is so simple, this statement is fully consistent with our leadership, they already said on TV that our Foreign Ministry is waiting for a quick response from Britain to this request, so if Medvedchuk is still alive, he will most likely be exchanged
      1. Oleg Bratkov Offline Oleg Bratkov
        Oleg Bratkov (Oleg Bratkov) April 17 2022 23: 29
        And then the queue of the wives of the "Medvedchuks" to line up? There are more than one British prisoner there... And just give the Armed Forces of Ukraine a reason, will they shoot Ukrainians until all the British are released?
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 16 2022 19: 32
    As a human being, it can be understood. The wife worries about her husband and tries to do everything in her power.
    It's probably not worth it to be ironic.
    You can only exchange what belongs to you or you control it.
    Perhaps it is more correct to regard this as an appeal to the parties with a request to make an exchange.
    As for the legal "details", as far as I understand Medvedchuk is not a prisoner of war, a citizen of Ukraine. it is not clear how many articles are being sewn to him, but he seems to be under investigation.
    How to exchange it? Should he be recognized as an agent of the Kremlin or what? Like, he was doing a mission there, return the guy to the base? Or how in general?

    This is how I understand it here. Aiden Eslin.

    “If you are watching this video, then we have given up,” he said. “We have finally exhausted all our resources. We ran out of ammunition, food. The only thing we had left there was water, and besides that, we were just under constant heavy shelling, heavy artillery, heavy air strikes.”
    Russia's top news program on Thursday aired footage of Mr. Aslin being interrogated by Russian intelligence officials after he surrendered as part of Ukraine's 36th Marine Brigade.
    This 28-year-old defendant was a sniper but denied having fought, saying he remained in a bunker throughout the battlebecause he was scared.

    British mercenary Eslin in captivity revised his views on what is happening
    ... before going to Ukraine, he visited Syria, where he spent two years. And since 2018, he has been in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    The second one is like this, Sean Pinner

    ... a former British soldier sends a dispatch from the front lines of the fight against Putin's occupiers ...

    In the article some curious details of domestic British cuisine...

    Foreign Secretary Liz Truss appeared to have cheered the British on by saying she would "absolutely support" those who wish to enlist in the Ukrainian armed forces.

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson stepped into the debate yesterday, warning members of the so-called "Guy Army" that they could break British law by going to fight in Ukraine.

    The right hand doesn't seem to know what the left is doing. Liza from the Foreign Ministry gives her blessing for the crusade, and Boris threatens to be driven into the cellars of the Tower. Is he the criminal now will ask him to give?
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 April 16 2022 20: 09
      Give me a bib? Well, to wipe the snot about this. The whole joke is that these Medvedchuks are like our Medvedevs and Putins ...
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  4. Andrey Saveliev Offline Andrey Saveliev
    Andrey Saveliev (Andrei) April 16 2022 19: 48
    How many deputies are in the Rada? 400? Arrest everyone by the SBU, and then change them to captured foreign mercenaries. How's the idea?
    1. zloybond Offline zloybond
      zloybond (steppenwolf) April 16 2022 23: 49
      it is better to change a Russian soldier than this. Some kind of escort trades in prisoners who were taken by Russian soldiers.
  5. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) April 16 2022 20: 13
    Babla her chickens do not peck. Let him hire a PMC, or organize his own PMC and take out her husband from the kitchi herself.
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 April 16 2022 21: 08
      Her chickens don't peck dough. Let him hire a PMC, or organize his own PMC and

      yes So let him puff out his lips.
  6. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) April 16 2022 20: 16
    She asked the soldiers who paid with their blood to capture these mercenaries - and in general, on what basis does a citizen of Ukraine sell prisoners??? Decided that there is communication money and they are inviolable???? It is better to exchange one Russian soldier for these geeks than a noble honorary prisoner.
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 April 16 2022 21: 15
      I will go into battle for my grandmother, who came out with the flag of the USSR, without hesitation. And for this escort ... Let everyone go to 123 negative
  7. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) April 16 2022 20: 23
    mercenaries killed Russian soldiers, civilians of the LDNR, and instead of trial and imprisonment of these killers, Russia should exchange them for a nakui who is not needed by anyone (except for the Medvedchuk family) inmates and a lop-eared huckster
    quite a cookie?
  8. Enoch Offline Enoch
    Enoch (Enoch) April 16 2022 20: 29
    Zhbanderovsky divorce. Siogists play a performance. But the fifth column has already prepared approvals.
  9. Vitaliy_42 Offline Vitaliy_42
    Vitaliy_42 (Vitaly Bochkarev) April 16 2022 20: 37
    Well, let him first take the British prisoner, and only then exchange them. And then ish, cunning!
  10. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) April 16 2022 21: 52
    And what is she doing in Moscow, because her address on television is shown from Moscow?
    Why is she turning to Johnson and not to the Russian authorities about exchanging her husband for British mercenaries who were captured in Mariupol?
    It already "does not climb into any gates."
  11. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
    Roma Phil (Roma) April 16 2022 22: 21
    This is not the full statement yet.

    According to her, thousands of prisoners are now being held in the dungeons of the SBU, who were taken away only for their position and attempts to tell the truth.

    So why is Medvedchuk more important than these thousands of prisoners?
    Only by the fact that he is Kum?
    1. Cherry Offline Cherry
      Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) April 17 2022 05: 13
      Did the godfather even say a word in his release? Is there anyone on our side at all? Do not confuse warm with soft. And Peskov answered correctly.
  12. Edward70 Offline Edward70
    Edward70 (Edward) April 16 2022 22: 44
    Cannot be exchanged.
  13. ivanoff180869 Offline ivanoff180869
    ivanoff180869 (180869 Ivanoff) April 16 2022 22: 49
    The question is, why the hell change a Ukrainian for a Briton? What did he do for Russia and what benefits does he represent for Russia in the future. Medvedchuk is a waste material, he could be of value a year ago, when he was the leader of the opposition. Now he is a loser, the husband of a wife who is begging to save his life. He deserves to be exchanged only for Sobchak. Only it will be an equal exchange.
    All foreigners must be exchanged only for Russian citizens in prisons in America, England and Europe
  14. Medvedchuk's wife offers exchange captured British on her husband

    These two Britons she has in captivity, or she wants to be given them instead husband?...
  15. Cherry Offline Cherry
    Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) April 17 2022 05: 11
    Does she have English prisoners of war? Turn!
  16. Evdokimov Sergey Yurievich April 17 2022 07: 46
    Firstly, it is unlikely that the Americans will allow the exchange, these British are no longer needed there. Secondly, if they agree, then they will be made world-class heroes who will tell how Russian soldiers eat raw children of right Ukrainians for breakfast, torture and kill prisoners, and etc. And in the third, the exchange will be trusted by the Medinskys and Peskovs, who will mess up here too. And how will the parents of the dead soldiers, the inhabitants of Donbass, all the inhabitants of Russia react to such an exchange, they, unlike Medvedchuk, had no choice, The exchange cannot be carried out categorically !!!
  17. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) April 17 2022 08: 12
    With all my sympathy ... While our fighters are in captivity, who are tortured, mocked by the Nazis, I do not consider it possible to spend the "exchange fund" on someone who will not be disfigured ... Yes, and he himself did not stand on the edge at this fascist death celebration. ..
  18. aleck.zin4enko2014 (Alexander Zinchenko) April 17 2022 08: 21
    and who is it anyway. how someone from a country at war can negotiate the exchange of her wallet wink
  19. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) April 17 2022 09: 35
    When the operation in Ukraine began, Medvedchuk condemned it, and now it is necessary to exchange him with those who started this operation? Some kind of nonsense ... let him sit and continue to condemn the operation ...
  20. Alexander Sergeev_2 (Alexander Sergeev) April 17 2022 10: 59
    With what fright should one exchange the "nationalist" Medvedchuk (Putin's words) for a captive English bastard?
    What did this guy do for Russia? Wanted to suck two queens?
  21. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 17 2022 15: 55
    Medvedchuk's wife offers to exchange British prisoners for her husband

    - It's time to close this topic!
    - Striking naivety of others!
    - There is an ordinary primitive game: "Kyiv-Medvedchuk-Moscow"!
    - It is obvious that this me_rzk_y Medvedchuk voluntarily agreed to play along and take part in it! - Well, they made him up, decorated him, tousled his hair (to look as pitiful as possible) and put him up ... as a "victim"!
    - What can come of this??? - That's how it works! - This is a trial version!
    - Russia may now have a big problem! - This is, if at last Mariupol is finally taken - then what to do with the prisoners (with Nazis and mercenaries) ??? - Well, where to put them and how to get rid of them???
    - Moscow will not dare to kill them, and it will not dare to judge such a crowd either!
    - What to do with them??? - With these prisoners??? - Now they don’t even know the captured Ukrainian marines - what to do with !!! - Such a horde!!!
    - Yes, and how to continue military operations ???
    - Our Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are already very carefully striking at the Armed Forces of Ukraine and communications - as if just "for show" (and more and more - at night) - and they don’t hit the railway; and supply centers are not hit; and they don’t hit the columns; and they don’t use “serious aviation” - but more and more they attack head-on and use artillery and tanks (all the weapons that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are fighting with)! - The beginning of the offensive is already being dragged out to the limit - they are looking for a reason - how to cancel the offensive altogether!
    - Hence this "trial balloon" with Medvedchuk - "it will work, it will not work" (but you can try)! - And everything there is absolutely voluntary - on both sides (Ukraine-Russia and this "volunteer Medvedchuk")! - It is obvious that there is a direct connection and some direct "unofficial" channels "Kyiv-Moscow"! - So both sides decided to use Medvedchuk!
    - But everything turned out clumsy and unnatural - the idea did not work out! - They will now look for other reasons and ways!
  22. Larisa Z. Offline Larisa Z.
    Larisa Z. (Larisa Vavilova) April 18 2022 11: 38
    I really sympathize with Oksana. However, the captured mercenaries must be convicted in accordance with Russian laws. Condemn and send to distant places. According to the verdict, of course. Are we a legal state, or not? Let them answer for our boys...
  23. Tixiy Offline Tixiy
    Tixiy (Tixiy) April 18 2022 12: 13
    For me, the wife of a Ukrainian oligarch demands ... What is the basis of her confidence that she can demand it is not clear