Ex-head of National Bank Gontareva suspects oligarch Kolomoysky of arson of her house

She also connects the arson of the car and house
13:39, 18 September 2019


Ex-head of Ukraine’s National Bank (NBU) Valeria Gontareva calls oligarch Igor Kolomoysky to be the main suspect in the organization of arson of her house in Kyiv region as she stated at the interview to

“If I understand this correctly, Igor Valeriyovych is the main person you suspect in the things happened to you? – Yes.”

She also stated that she connects the arson of the car and house; besides, she was threatened during the last five years and accused Kolomoysky of it.

“You know that I was vilified, I was threatened for the last five year. Before the dismissal, it was the last drop when the armed people brought the coffin with my “doll” inside to the central NBU entrance…I have no doubt! All these people, they are not just bullying me, they do it brazenly and mocking me. Kolomoysky came to the YES and said that I “promised to send the plane for her, not a car”. These people lost human dignity, they are worse than criminals, the criminals, at least, do not touch the children of their enemies and they burnt the car of my daughter-in-law. They laugh in the face of the whole world society. The story with the house is apotheosis,” Gontareva said.

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As we reported the house of ex-head of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva in Horenychi village, Kyiv region was burned on the night of September 17 as a result of the arson.

According to the Emergency Service, no one suffered as a result of the arson. Kyiv Police opened the criminal proceeding due to deliberate destruction or damage to property by arson.

The police do not exclude that house of ex-head of the National Bank (NBU) Valeria Gontareva in Kyiv region was fired on her order.

Earlier the court provided the detectives of the State Investigation Bureau with the permit to bring Gontareva for questioning forcibly.

On August 26, 2019, Valeria Gontareva was hit by a car in London. The woman added that law enforcers are investigating whether it was an accident or demands addressed to her has started to come true. 

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Gontareva is involved in the criminal proceeding opened on July 31, 2019, on abuse of official position by officials with a view to obtaining an unlawful benefit. The issue is about changing of monetary and foreign exchange policy registered in the regulatory framework of the National Bank of Ukraine on January 19, 2016.

The body of the preliminary investigation has objective grounds for Gontareva's questioning due to which the summons was sent to her on August 5. She had to be interrogated as the witness and came for questioning on August 12, 2019.

On August 15, the summons for Gontareva was sent once more; she had to come for the questioning on August 22. However, the ex-Head of the NBU ignored it without reporting a reason.

Valeria Gontareva has been heading the National Bank of Ukraine from June 2014 up to March 2018.

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