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The Return Of The Godfather: How Putin’s Best Friend In Ukraine Is Staging An Improbable Comeback

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He is known to his critics as Ukraine’s Prince of Darkness, a toxic presence. But Viktor Medvedchuk would like people to know that he’s back.

The former lawyer, a man who counts Russian president Vladimir Putin as godfather to his child, was one of the very first people to be included on US sanctions lists.

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He was largely sidelined and forgotten after the Euromaidan protests. Yet the pro-Russian operator seems to be engineering an improbable comeback, leveraging in his position as the only Ukrainian capable of negotiating with the Kremlin. He was invited to become a special representative at the Minsk peace process – aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine – and is in charge of prisoner exchanges…

To read more visit The Independent.

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