The President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the eve of the final of the world championship on football which should pass in Russia, will be the release of political prisoners, because it is afraid of boycott. Such opinion on air of TV channel «112 Ukraine» stated the journalist, the founder of the Internet edition «GORDON» Dmitry Gordon.
«Putin is very sensitive to large sporting events held in the territory of Russia. Let’s remember the Olympic games in Sochi. Whom he freed before the Olympics? [Former President of the oil company YUKOS, businessman] Mikhail Khodorkovsky! Although it seemed impossible,» said Gordon.
He said that all Russian opposition politicians in conversation with him expressed the opinion that while Putin – the President, Khodorkovsky will remain behind bars.
«None of the leaders of the Russian opposition – Boris Nemtsov, Mikhail Kasyanov to – not believed it would ever happen. They said Khodorkovsky personal enemy, and will sit as much, Putin will rule. And suddenly a move before the Olympics in Sochi (Khodorkovsky was released on 20 December 2013, the Olympics in Sochi was held from 7 to 23 February 2014. – «GORDON»)! At the request of the former Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Hans-Dietrich Genscher] – so it was ready – take it and go», – the journalist reminded.
According to Gordon, before the world Cup Putin «can go for the release of all detained Ukrainians (according to the foreign Ministry of Ukraine, in Russian prisons are now 38 Ukrainian political prisoners. – «GORDON»)».
«Ahead of Russia? The football world Cup. I few days ago made a bet with one of my close friend $200. I’m sure the world Cup in Russia will not take place, he believes that will take place. I think that on the eve of the tournament, Putin will liberate the people. It will show the world its goodwill. Moreover, he will want to the leaders of Western countries arrived, he really wants to be rukopozhatnym,» said the journalist.
Gordon: I am Sure that the world Cup in Russia will take place, but on the eve of the tournament, Putin will liberate the people 28.10.2017