It is noted that it was pro-Russian Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk who addressed President Putin on the issue.
Viktor Medvedchuk is the chairman of the pro-Russian political organization Ukrainian Choice. and an opponent of Ukraine joining the European Union. Viktor Medvedchuk is an open and bitter critic of the Euromaidan protest. After one of his December 2013 meetings with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Medvedchuk publicly promised to "deal with" pro-European protesters in Ukraine. He is also under personal sanctions imposed by the US for aiding Ukraine’s notoriously known ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.
Previously we reported, that in November, the OSCE said that the final lists for the detainee exchange weren’t prepared at the time.