Weapons Satellite warfare: how private companies help Ukraine's defense against Russia
have conducted several prisoner swaps since the
war in Ukraine
has been under arrest by
since April for his ties and friendship with
It seemed that
, more busy advancing on the
war front in Ukraine
, had forgotten about him, but the defeat of
the Azov Battalion
and the arrest of all those who remained in the
steel mill has given
a new opportunity to
free his friend.
According to a Russian negotiator,
will consider exchanging prisoners from the Ukrainian
Moscow will exchange Azov Battalion prisoners for Putin's millionaire friend
will consider swapping prisoners from Ukraine's
, a wealthy businessman close to
, a Russian negotiator has said.
"We are going to study the possibility," said Leonid Slutsky, a member of the Russian negotiating team with
in the breakaway city of
in southeastern Ukraine, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.
, 67, is a politician and one of the richest men in Ukraine, known for his closeness to
He escaped from house arrest after the
in February, but was arrested again in April.
The Russian military announced Friday that the last defenders of
Ukrainian city of
had surrendered after holding out for weeks at the Azovstal steel plant.
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