Contents tagged with Kolomoisky

  • Zelensky praises U.S. sanctions against Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed the U.S. sanctions against billionaire Igor Kolomoisky. "We support this decision and are working to bring back these funds to Ukraine, to bring justice back to Ukraine," said Zelensky in a video message posted on the Facebook page of the president's administration.

    "The names here make no difference. These might be Medvedchuk, Kolomoisky, Poroshenko, Akhmetov, Pinchuk, Firtash or whoever. One thing is important - you are ready to work legally …

  • Kyiv: U.S. sanctions against Kolomoisky may be just the beginning

    U.S. Sanctions against oligarch Igor Kolomoisky are just the beginning, said the press secretary of the Ukrainian President Yulia Mendel in an interview with the editor-in-chief of the online publication Gordon, Alesia Batsman.

    "Less than two years have passed since the election of Volodymyr Zelensky. We have witnessed a blow to three very famous people representing huge financial groups, who have made their fortune using the state budget, taxes, things that should support well-being of …

  • Washington imposes sanctions against Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky and his family

    The U.S. has imposed sanctions against Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, accusing him of corruption.

    The charges relate to his tenure as governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region in 2014-2015. Also, restrictions have been imposed on his wife, daughter and son. All of them are banned from entering the United States.

    "Kolomoyskyy was involved in corrupt acts that undermined rule of law and the Ukrainian public’s faith in their government’s democratic institutions and public processes, including …

  • Stockholm arbitration court rejects Kolomoisky's $6 billion lawsuit against Ukrainian government

    Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce rejected a $6 billion lawsuit of minority shareholders of the Ukrainian oil and gas company, Ukrnafta, controlled by Igor Kolomoisky’s Privat group, against the Ukrainian government.

    "Mr. Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov wanted to recover from Ukraine more than $6 billion U.S. dollars and filed a lawsuit in the Stockholm arbitration. After almost six years of litigation, today, arbitration denied the claim. It was rejected in its entirety," …

  • U.S. Justice Department accuses Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky of laundering millions of dollars

    The U.S. accused Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky of embezzling billions of dollars from PrivatBank and using a huge number of companies to launder that money in the United States and around the world.

    The U.S. Department of Justice intends to confiscate two commercial real estate objects, which the oligarch allegedly purchased with stolen funds from PrivatBank, announced the press service of the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday, August 6.

    It is noted that the complaint was also filed …

  • Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky demands that Prosecutor General opens criminal case against ex-President Poroshenko

    Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky demands that the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova opens a criminal case against ex-president Petro Poroshenko, UNIAN reports.

    Businessman Igor Kolomoisky wrote a request to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Irina Venediktova, which demands that she opens a criminal case against the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko under section 1 of Article 369-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("abuse of power"), UNIAN writes. The agency also …

  • US Ambassador to Ukraine: I have warned Zelensky repeatedly that Kolomoisky could cause him to fail

    US Chargé d’Affaires in Ukraine William Taylor said that he has warned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on multiple occasions that the harmful influence of the oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky could lead to his downfall. Taylor spoke about this on October 22 during closed hearings related to the impeachment of US President Donald Trump.

    “The influence of one particular oligarch over Mr. Zelensky is of particular concern. This person is Kolomoisky, and Kolomoisky has growing influence,” said …

  • Kolomoisky advises Ukraine to default on its debt

    In an interview with the Financial Times, Ukrainian businessman Ihor Kolomoisky stated that the new president of the country, Vladimir Zelensky, should default and write off the state’s foreign debt. Hromadske Radio reported on the matter.

    “In my opinion, we should treat our creditors the way Greece does,” he said. “Ukraine should follow its example,” added Kolomoisky.

    He believes that Ukraine should not be afraid of defaulting on its debt. “How many times has Argentina defaulted on its debt?” …

  • Tycoon Kolomoisky claims he intends to live in Ukraine for the next five years

    Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky returned to Ukraine on a flight from Israel on May 16 and announced his intention to live in Ukraine for the next five years in an interview to the program Skhemy.

    "I explained why I did not come, there could be a situation when I wouldn't be able to leave," - said Kolomoisky. He said that he came not because Petro Poroshenko lost power. The businessman also added, "I decided to live in Ukraine for the next five years... Because I hope for the rule of law in …

  • Kolomoisky announces his return to Ukraine to advise Zelensky

    Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, currently residing in Israel, said that he is ready to help the new president of Ukraine run the country.

    In an interview with NTV, he said that he will “go so far as to offer his consultation services” to Vladimir Zelensky, president-elect of Ukraine, after he takes office. At the same time, he admitted that in the last six months he had already given the showman advice “once or twice”.

    “I am ready to offer him advice, sometimes I do offer him advice, but …