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 return 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 are Medvedchuk, Kolomoisky, Poroshenko, Akhmetov, Pinchuk, Firtash or whoever. One thing is important- you are ready to work legally and transparently, or you want to continue to create monopolies, control the media, influence MPs and other public servants. The first is supported, the second is over,” the Ukrainian leader added.

The United States announced the imposition of sanctions against the former owner of Privatbank Igor Kolomoisky and his immediate family on March 5. In a statement, the State Department noted that as chairman of the Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration, Kolomoisky was involved in corruption. “In addition, he used his political influence and official power for his personal benefit,” said U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Kolomoisky headed the Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration from March 2, 2014 to March 24, 2015.

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4 comments

  • “The names here make no difference. These are Medvedchuk, Kolomoisky, Poroshenko, Akhmetov, Pinchuk, Firtash or whoever.”

    I don’t see what Poroshenko got to do with this filth. And will Kolomoisky now be jailed or extradited? I’m really confused here.

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    • Poro certainly does not belong on that list. Outrageous. He acquired his wealth the old fashioned way: brains and hard work. He is one of very few current or former Presidents or PM’s in the world who contributed more to his country than he took out. He built up a top class fmcg company from scratch that took P&G/Unilever as its business model, employs many thousands in professional, structured careers and is a philanthropist. Remember gmab? A Ukrainian guy: he told me that Poro was well known to dip into his own pockets in a big way when it came to helping the army and hospitals. Poro’s wife is a medical doctor too. My own contacts in Ukraine confirmed this also. Kremtrolls in Medvedchuk media tried to promote the myth that Poro’s companies were still operating and making money in Russia. In fact he closed down his interests there and his factories were thieved by the putlerstanis

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  • Question is Zelensky, when are you going to sanction Kolomoisky? You know, the guy who got you elected. The guy who run a media campaign against Poro to get you elected from nowhere.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    “We support this decision and are working to return funds to Ukraine, to bring justice back to Ukraine,”
    Why do these words ring so hollow?
    I can imagine Zelensky having had a conversation with his master first and they agreed that this is what the TV clown must say … officially. Behind closed doors, things are quite different.

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