Ukrainian lawmaker and ex-journalist Serhiy Leshchenko reported that Viktor Medvedchuk, the former chief of staff to ex-President Leonid Kuchma, has purchased a luxurious boat worth of €180 million.
Medvedchuk is a Ukrainian businessman who is also a close friend of
Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was a surprise for many when
Medvedchuk took part in the peace negotiations in Minsk and in talks
over prisoner exchanges between Ukraine and the Russian-separatist