The United States announced the public designation of oligarch and former Ukrainian public official Ihor Kolomoysky due to his involvement in significant corruption and imposed restrictive measures against him and his family. This was reported on the website of the US Department of State.
It is noted that in his official capacity as a Governor of Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk Oblast from 2014 to 2015, Kolomoysky was involved in corrupt acts that undermined rule of law and the Ukrainian public’s faith in their government’s democratic institutions and public processes, including using his political influence and official power for his personal benefit.
"While this designation is based on acts during his time in office, I also want to express concern about Kolomoysky’s current and ongoing efforts to undermine Ukraine’s democratic processes and institutions, which pose a serious threat to its future," the statement reads.
This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020. In addition to Ihor Kolomoysky, I am publicly designating the following members of Ihor Kolomoysky’s immediate family: his wife, Iryna Kolomoyska, his daughter, Angelika Kolomoyska, and his son, Israel Zvi Kolomoysky.
"This action renders Ihor Kolomoysky and each of these members of his immediate family ineligible for entry into the United States," the message informs.
Embassy of Ukraine in the US has already responded to the imposition of sanctions against Kolomoysky. They believe that the application of this measure confirms the desire of the United States to support key reforms for Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic course in the political and economic spheres, as well as in the field of justice.
"The United States continues to support all Ukrainians whose work is moving reforms forward," the embassy said in a statement on its Facebook page.
Earlier, on August 6, the U.S. Justice Department accused Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoysky of stealing billions of dollars from a bank he once owned (Privatbank - 112 International.) and laundering that money in the United States and all over the world.
The Department stated that Kolomoisky and his business partner, Gennadiy Boholiubov, had used Privatbank as a personal account to build a business empire in the United States.