Giuliani named honorary mayor of settlement near Kyiv

The village of Anativka gives home to the Jewish settlers who came there from Donbas
08:05, 29 November 2019


Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of US leader Donald Trump has been named the honorary mayor of Anativka settlement near Kyiv, where the Jewish settler from Donbas reside. They came there as refugees, saving their lives from the destructions in the ongoing conflict. Bloomberg wrote that.

Giuliani's two assistants, Ukraine-born Lev Parnas and Belarusian Igor Fruman also pose as the local patrons of the settlement.

Anativka provided shelter to those who had to leave Donbas after the military action began in spring 2014. 

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"Giuliani was due to accept his title as honorary mayor in Anatevka in May. Parnas was already in Kyiv awaiting his arrival when Giuliani called off the trip amid a public outcry over his plans to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, who’s running for the Democratic presidential nomination to take on Trump next year, and Biden’s son Hunter, who was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company", reads the article.

According to the story, "this past summer, Giuliani attended a lunch in London for “British Friends of Anatevka.” He was photographed alongside Anthony Fisher, who had served as director of a foundation set up by Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch fighting extradition to the U.S. on bribery charges. Around the same time, Parnas and Fruman met in Vienna with Firtash, who began digging up dirt on the Bidens in an effort to get Giuliani’s help to fight his extradition. Fisher didn’t respond to requests for comment".

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