Suspected of treason Victor Medvedchuk, who was exchanged on September 21 for 200 Ukrainian prisoners of war, is what the Federal Security Service needs most in Russia. Kirill Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry, said this at a briefing.
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Answering the question why Russia needs Medvedchuk, Budanov said that from the point of view of intelligence, at this stage, Putin’s godfather is most needed by the FSB.
“This is the person through whom the financing of many spy networks here (in Ukraine. – ed.) went directly. Through this person, in general, the financing of certain officials and, in general, the filling, tacit, of the FSB budget went. Therefore, they really need him,” he said. Budanov.
He called Medvedchuk “a way of influencing and earning, laundering funds.”
“That’s the main reason why they fought so hard for him,” Budanov explained.
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