KIEV, October 25. /TASS/. Motor Sich CEO Vyacheslav Boguslayev, accused in Ukraine of collaborating with Russia, may be swapped for Ukrainian prisoners of war, Adviser to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Mikhail Podolyak, said.
"And these people [accused of collaborating] could also be listed for a prisoner swap," he said in reply to a question about the possibility of swapping Boguslayev during a Nastoyashcheye Vremya TV broadcast (the channel is recognized in Russia as a foreign media agent - TASS).
The Ukrainian Security Service reported on October 23 that the CEO of the Motor Sich company was charged with collaborating and cooperating with Russia. The agency also published audio files of Boguslayev’s telephone conversations allegedly proving his ties with Russia. On October 24, Kiev’s Shevshenkovsky district court arrested Boguslayev for two months.
Vladimir Rogov, chairman of the 'We Are Together with Russia’ movement, earlier reported that the detention of the Motor Sich CEO may be due to his close ties with Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian armed forces Valery Zaluzhny, whom Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky sees as his political rival and seeks to weaken. Rogov told TASS that the case against the Motor Sich CEO was rigged.