Contents tagged with oligarchs

  • Russian oligarchs offer to pay for rebuilding Ukraine in exchange for the West lifting sanctions

    Russian oligarchs are ready to pay for lifting the sanctions against them. They offer to send these funds to Ukraine, said Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland during a meeting with colleagues from the G7 countries, reports the German newspaper Handelsblatt.

    Freeland said that the sanctioned Russian oligarchs call her on their own initiative. They complain that Putin’s war has affected their lives. According to the Canadian official, the Russian rich do not approve of the Kremlin's …

  • Poroshenko: No oligarch can count on privileges in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed in a recent interview with the German magazine Focus that oligarchs in Ukraine cannot count on privileges, Ukrinform reports. Magazine staff accompanied Poroshenko on his tour of Ukraine, releasing the interview with the President in an edition released May 5.

    When asked how difficult it is to complicate the lives of Ukraine’s powerful oligarchic groups while being an oligarch himself, Poroshenko stated that there is “no impediment.”

     “Over the …

  • Head of EU delegation to Ukraine: There still exist oligarchs in Ukraine who try to usurp the reforms process

    The Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, Hugues Mingarelli said during a conference on Tuesday in Kyiv that there still exist oligarchs in Ukraine who try to usurp the reforms process “daily,” Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “The power of the oligarchs cannot be stronger than three years ago but, nevertheless, they oppose the reform process daily. They try to undermine it in all sectors. Every time the reformist decisions are made, there is an attempt to emasculate these reforms …