For the first time, “Putin’s Godfather” Viktor Medvedchuk entered the rating of the richest Ukrainians. And immediately took 12th place out of 100
The deputy of the Verkhovna Rada and the leader of the Opposition Platform for Life party Viktor Medvedchuk, who is called “Putin’s godfather” , entered the list of the richest Ukrainians according to the Forbes Ukraine magazine for the first time.
Medvedchuk became the richest of the 14 newcomers to the Forbes ranking. The publication estimated his fortune at $ 620 million. Medvedchuk is engaged in business in the fuel and energy sector, media, metallurgy, and also owns real estate. In the list of 100 richest Ukrainians for 2021, he took 12th place.
The first place in the ranking of the richest Ukrainians was taken by Rinat Akhmetov ($ 7.6 billion), the second – Victor Pinchuk (2.5 billion), the third – Konstantin Zhevago (2.4 billion).
In February, the Ukrainian authorities imposed sanctions against Viktor Medvedchuk and his wife Oksana Marchenko for a period of three years. Restrictions, in particular, imply the seizure of their assets.
The Ukrainian authorities also imposed sanctions against the deputy of the Rada Taras Kozak and turned off his TV channels 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK. The media reported that Kozak was involved in a joint business with Medvedchuk.