- Ukraine said this week that it had confiscated a batch of assets belonging to pro-Russian businessman Viktor Medvedchuk.
- A 2014 photo series showing a country house highlighted the politician’s immense wealth.
- The property is equipped with an indoor pool, billiards room and an artificial lake.
Victor Medvedchukthe Ukrainian businessman with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is having a very bad, awful, not good, very bad week.
Tuesday, The pro-Russian politician was arrested by the Ukrainian forces after fleeing house arrest for treason earlier this year. President Volodymyr Zelensky shared a photo of Medvedchuk looking stiff and handcuffed. cable as evidence of his arrest.
Then, on Thursday, Ukrainian authorities said they have confiscated a set of assets owned by MedvedchukIt includes 23 houses, 32 apartments, 30 plots of land, 26 cars and one yacht.
Over the past three decades, Medvedchuk has used his close relationship with Putin – the godfather of Medvedchuk’s youngest daughter – to establish himself as one of Ukraine’s most powerful backroom politicians, as well as one of Ukraine’s richest. She is valued at $620 million, according to Forbes.
Medvedchuk was even believed to be Russia’s best choice as a replacement for Zelensky as the Kremlin’s puppet leader in Ukraine if Kyiv fell after the invasion.
The Kremlin on Wednesday Dropped Ukraine’s offer to exchange Medvedchuk for Ukrainian prisonersApparently cut ties with the imprisoned billionaire.
However, photos from the distant days highlight the luxurious life that Medvedchuk once lived.