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Ukrainian Oligarchs Battling Each Other – Zelenskiy Jails Mentor Kolomoiskiy

KYIV Igor a.k.a. Benjamin Kolomoiskiy, a sponsor of Zelenskiy, and a long-time friend of President Zelenskiy visited a court this morning where he was accused of extreme money laundering.

The infamous magnate, the most famous grifter and raider in the history of modern Ukraine was brought to Schevchenko District Court in Kyiv. 

Video 1 below:

In the second video you see that Igor a.k.a Benjamin Kolomoiskiy doesn’t agree with the conclusions of the prosecutors from the SBU and the prosecutors from the Office of the General Prosecutors Office of Ukraine saying, “absolutely disagree”. 

Video 2 below:

We can see from the pictures that the news caught a famous criminal raider of the guard. He didn’t expect such an ominous move from his friend Zelenskiy.

Kolomoiskiy received the accusation from the SBU office of Ukraine. 

Here is a link to original document from the Office of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine.

https://www.gp.gov.ua/ua/posts/vidomomu-biznesmenu-povidomleno-pro-pidozru

“It has been established that during 2013-2020, Igor Kolomoiskiy legalized more than half a billion hryvnias by transferring them abroad, using the infrastructure of banking institutions under his control,” the SBU said.

According to the investigation, the oligarch fraudulently took over funds in the amount of more than 570 million hryvnia. And later, legalized that money.

The Shevchenko court will choose the measure of restraint. The prosecution will require the court to keep him in custody with the alternative of making bail in the amount of UAH 500-600 million.

Who is Mr. Igor (Benjamin) Kolomoiskiy? 

Igor Kolomoiskiy is an infamous raider and an oligarch in Ukraine. It’s estimated that he and his criminal companions laundered more than USD 5 bln through the series of off-shore and on-shore companies and creative shell schemes.

Here is a link to the Kroll Report on Privat Bank money laundering. 

https://bank.gov.ua/en/news/all/kroll-pidtverdili-do-natsionalizatsiyi-pat-privatbank-bulo-obyektom-masshtabnih-ta-skoordinovanih-shahrayskih-diy-scho-prizvelo-do-zbitkiv

https://bank.gov.ua/admin_uploads/article/privat_fraud_pr_2018-01-16_eng.pdf?v=4

We have to raise several questions:

  1. Known for many years, why haven’t the Office of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine and the Office of the State Security of Ukraine (SBU) acted according to their own procedures and not arrested a criminal like Mr. Kolomoisky 5-7-10 years ago?
  2. Extreme money laundering in Privat bank was utilized by the oligarchs and corrupted Ukrainian government officials for many years; why haven’t the Office of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine and the Office of the State Security of Ukraine (SBU) not acted according to their own procedures and not arrested people involved in money laundered through Privat Bank prior to nationalization?
  3. Known for many years to the U.S Department of Justice, Mr. Kolomoiskiy and his business partners acquired assets in the USA; they remain the shareholders of those assets even now. Why haven’t the FBI and the DOJ acted on the assets of Mr. Kolomoiskiy, and not prosecuted the serious crimes of Mr. Kolomoisky, his business companions. and related parties? What has prevented to act in regards to Mr. Kolomoiskiy and his business companions in the USA, the EU and in Ukraine?

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3 comments

jack johnson September 3, 2023 at 8:56 am

There is legitimate talk about removing Zelenskyy, he has destroyed his country and is nothing more than a western sock puppet. If western aid were to stop or slow down, Ukraine’s government would collapse. The country has no means in which to support itself.

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Patricus September 5, 2023 at 1:39 am

Zelensky may have been a corrupt leader, but the destruction of the country has been by Russian attacks. Ukrainians may be contemptible but Russians are much worse. The big Ukrainian mistake was to disarm their nuclear arsenal.

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David Smith September 3, 2023 at 11:32 am

I’m with Jack Johnson.
This smacks of Zelensky cutting off anyone that might remove him or fund the attempt. He’s trapped in Ukraine and losing the war. His countrymen want him gone.
He can’t escape to another country, he won’t last a week. The Russians will find him.

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