There are 13 oligarchs in Ukraine today who have a very big influence on our economy, our domestic and foreign policy processes. This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov, speaking at the All-Ukrainian Forum "Ukraine 30. Country’s Security", as Interfax Ukraine reports.
"At the last meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, the President instructed the National Defense Council, the Antimonopoly Committee and the President's Office to draft a law on oligarchs who have a great influence on our economy, our domestic and foreign policy processes," Danilov said.
He added that "the National Security and Defense Council have in mind 13 people who can be definitely classified as the oligarchs according to the criteria of the National Security and Defense Council."
At the same time, he did not specify who he was talking about.
As previously reported, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky proposed to develop a bill on the status of oligarchs
According to him, the influence of the oligarchs on Ukraine cannot be allowed, so a legislative initiative will be developed.
"What will happen to people who will impose sanctions, how the oligarchs will turn into businessmen, because we support big business and any business in Ukraine. The influence of oligarchs on Ukraine, on the Ukraine’s choice, on the economy, on laws, on the Verkhovna Rada are the things that, I think, can no longer be allowed, so a legislative initiative on oligarchs will be developed, "the head of state added.