On September 21, it became known about the exchange of 215 servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces for a pro-Russian politician Viktor Medvedchuk and 55 servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces. Earlier, we wrote that the logistics and exchange of captives took place through Homel airport. However, not all captives flew from Homel to Russia. And here’s why.
Today, the Russian publication Kommersant, citing Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reported that Viktor Medvedchuk went from Turkey to Russia after the exchange. This is explained by the fact that the exchange of five commanders of the Azov regiment and Medvedchuk took place in Turkey under the protection of President Erdogan. But then how did Medvedchuk get to Turkey?
On September 21, a business jet with registration number RA-02811, which arrived from Moscow (Vnukovo airport), landed at Minsk National airport. In the morning of September 22, the aircraft left Minsk for Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, where it arrived at 17:00 of the same day.
The Ukrainian authorities reported that the exchange of captives took place in several locations. All this indicates that Medvedchuk was brought to Belarus together with 55 captive servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces. The servicemen were taken by transport plane from Homel airport to Moscow.
Medvedchuk was individually taken to Minsk, and from there he flew by business jet to Istanbul. From Istanbul he flew to Russia on the same plane. The plane landed in Moscow today at 12:20. Vladimir Putin personally insisted on Medvedchuk’s return to Russia.
На русском языке:
Медведчук после обмена из Минска улетел в Турцию?
На беларускай мове: Медзвядчук пасля абмену з Мінска паляцеў у Турцыю?