Among such businessmen, the publication names Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman and Boca Raton oil magnate Harry Sargeant III.
"This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine’s massive state gas company. Their plan was to then steer lucrative contracts to companies controlled by Trump allies," the source stated.
It is reported that the plans were not implemented due to the defeat of ex-President Petro Poroshenko in the 2019 elections.
As we reported earlier, the scandal phone conversation between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zrelensky could happen upon the request of Minister of Energy Rick Perry, as Axios informs.
Trump said to the Republicans he made the call to Zelensky at the instance of Perry. The U.S. President assures he did not want to call to the President of Ukraine, as the anonymous sources from the Chamber of Representatives inform.