On the 212th day of the full-scale Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine Russian troops continue to try to capture the settlements of the neighboring country. The armed forces and units of the territorial defense of Ukraine resist aggression. It is impossible to verify the statements of representatives of both sides from independent sources. According to the UN, about 14 million Ukrainians have already left their homes. DW is watching behind developments Friday, September 23 (Moscow time).
Arrested in Ukraine “Putin’s godfather” – Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk, who became a participant in the exchange of prisoners of war, although he did not participate in hostilitiesthe FSB was needed, declared Head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence (GUR) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Kirill Budanov. According to him, “this is the person through which the financing of many intelligence networks went” and “filling the secret budget of the FSB,” which is why the Kremlin “fought for him” so much. As a result of the exchange, during which Medvedchuk was handed over to Russia, 215 prisoners returned to Ukraine.