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Russia-Ukraine war live: Wagner ‘may make up quarter of Russian combatants’; Zelenskiy strips Kremlin allies of citizenship

Western intelligence believe mercenary group playing increasingly significant role in war; Putin ally Viktor Medvedchuk among four stripped of citizenship

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stripped four political figures of their Ukrainian citizenship on Tuesday, including pro-Kremlin politician Viktor Medvedchuk who was transferred to Russia last year in a prisoner swap deal, Reuters reports.

“I have decided to terminate the citizenship of four persons: Andriy Leonidovych Derkach, Taras Romanovych Kozak, Renat Raveliyovych Kuzmin and Viktor Volodymyrovych Medvedchuk,” Zelenskiy said in his nightly video address.

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