Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
28th January, 2016
The ex-Governor of Dnipropetrovsk oblast, Igor Kolomoisky, has decided to establish relations with the Kiev authorities. This was reported by “Ukraine.ru” with reference to the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, who is close to the administration of Poroshenko. According to him, the oligarch and head of state are due to meet.
“Personal contact has been made with Kolomoisky over the phone through Bogolyubov and Hontareva. A personal visit can mean the finalization of a major transaction”, – said the source.
Kolomoisky himself has denied reports of a personal conversation with Poroshenko. According to a source, the oligarch said that on the day of the alleged meeting, he will celebrate his son’s 17th birthday in Switzerland.
“In principle, Kolomoisky is out of the war. The more there is interest in “Ukrnafta” and the release of the Korban in exchange for constitutional changes, his resource base will not pull the conflict on all fronts”, – quotes the Ukrainian publication from political scientist Andrey Zolotarev.
The former Dnipropetrovsk Governor and Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk concluded a peace deal on the issue of a breach of contract for the privatization of the Kryvyi Rih iron ore plant.