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Zelensky agrees with oligarchs on financing of humanitarian projects

Ukraine’s President Zelensky said he intends to meet with other oligarchs
18:01, 20 June 2019

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he had agreed with some Ukrainian oligarchs about the support of humanitarian and social programs. Zelensky said this during a speech on a business community forum on air of 112 Ukraine.

Zelensky said he had reached an agreement with Viktor Pinchuk, Rinat Akhmetov and Ihor Kolomoysky. “The rest are hiding somewhere,” Zelensky said.

According to Volodymyr Zelensky, Viktor Pinchuk has promised to finance apartments for families of 24 Ukrainian sailors trapped in Russia, and Rinat Akhmetov will take on the medicine and roads, while Ihor Kolomoysky will be on infrastructure. “But he still does not know about it,” the president said.

According to Zelensky, Rinat Akhmetov provided ambulances to hospitals in the whole country.

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“Recently, I proposed the owners of big business - Rinat Akhmetov, Viktor Pinchuk, Ihor Kolomoysky to join the financing of social projects. I have not yet met with others, I am going to…For example, Mr. Pinchuk will provide the apartments to families of 24 of our captive sailors and will continue to deal with the problems of social assistance for all the servicemen. It is our agreement. With Mr. Rinat Akhmetov, we not only reached an agreement on the abolition of the Rotterdam+ formula but agreed that he would invest in medicine, roads, and infrastructure of Donbas. You have already seen the first results: 200 ambulances for city and village hospitals throughout the country. Mr. Ihor Kolomoysky will invest a lot of money in the infrastructure of Donbas, but he still does not know about it,” Zelensky said.

At the same time, he noted that these people will not receive any preferences. “But neither to them nor to business representatives, I do not offer any preferences, only honest, the same rules for all - no monopolies, only the rules with which we, as a country, can win,” Zelensky said.

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