Ukrainian court to decide whether to detain pro-Kremlin MP
AFP, 13 May 2021
Images outside Kiev court after Ukrainian lawmaker Viktor Medvedchuk, seen as Russian President Vladimir Putin's top ally in Kiev, claimed a treason investigation against him was politically motivated and vowed to defend himself. The 66-year-old business tycoon, who counts the Kremlin chief among his personal friends, is a hugely controversial figure in Ukraine for his ties to Russia, which has backed separatists in a years-long conflict with Kiev.
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