Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko stated that “none of the oligarchs can hope for privileges” in Ukraine and said that he “does not like money”. He said it in the interview for German news agency Focus, which Andriy Melnyk, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany, posted on Twitter.
Being asked about how hard it is to destroy strong oligarchs’ circles in Ukraine while being an oligarch himself Poroshenko responded: “I do not have any restraints in this”.
“Over the past four years, I demonstrated that none of the oligarchs can count on the privileges. Instead, I am being attacked by some oligarchs, who spread fake news about me in mass media,” he said.
When Poroshenko was asked to continue a sentence “I like money, because…” the President said that he "does not like money”. And being requested to continue the sentence “When I compare my political and business careers” he said: “I would say I am doing everything possible and even more as a politician as the destiny of a great nation depends on this”.
“If necessary, I would give my life for it,” the President added.