US ex-ambassador warns Zelensky about compromising with Kolomoisky

Source : 112 Ukraine

Steven Pifer believes Zelensky should not compromise on PrivatBank
13:04, 20 September 2019

Former US Ambassador
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The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky must be very careful with oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky. So thinks former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer and shares his thoughts on Twitter.

“In first months in office, @ZelenskyyUa has built considerable political capital in #Ukraine and with Kyiv's friends in West, including IMF. He needs to deal carefully with Kolomoisky (e.g. no "compromise" on Privatbank), lest he blow much of that capital”, - Pifer states.

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On September 13, it was reported that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky informed that he had recently met with oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and had spoken to him about the monopoly liquidation and the utility rates reducing.

Ihor Kolomoisky, an industrial and media magnate worth an estimated $1.1 billion, used his broadcasting empire to drive Zelenskiy’s former career as a TV comic. Tongues have been wagging for some time over how close the two men remain.

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As we reported earlier, Zelensky urged the oligarchs to work by the new regulations of open market monopoly.

Zelensky believes that Ukraine gave big business groups a lot of things: time, money and opportunities, including opportunities to withdraw that money from the country.

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