Victor Medvedchuk is the leader of the Ukrainian Choice social movement. In Ukraine, he is considered a pro-Russian politician, and such an opinion is justified. Medvedchuk is not just a statesman, he is a close acquaintance and godfather of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Recently, Medvedchuk has met at least two times with Poroshenko - once in the presidential administration, and the second time - at home at the head of state. At first, cars from Medvedchuk’s motorcade were parked openly at the presidential administration, but then the businessman’s guards began to hide his boss’s visits from journalists.
Ukrainian media suggest that Putin's godfather may discuss with the Ukrainian president the personal composition of the sanctions list. After all, once he came to Poroshenko immediately after Russia introduced sanctions against a number of Ukrainian companies and political figures.
I must say that Poroshenko treats Medvedchuk with obvious respect. So, back in 2014, he included him in the subgroups on humanitarian issues as part of the tripartite contact group to resolve the situation in the Donbass, and also emphasized the effectiveness of Viktor Medvedchuk in organizing the exchange of prisoners. But Ukrainian nationalists are convinced that if the president makes contact with Medvedchuk, then he can have direct contacts with Moscow.