Businessman Igor Kolomoisky invited the current President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who is running for a second term, to apologize for the nationalization of “PrivatBank” during a debate on 19 April. Kolomoisky said in an interview with the “Economic truth” on April 18.
“Judgment is a judicial decision. Let Poroshenko publicly admits his error. Tomorrow’s the debate, let them say that nationalization is a mistake,” said the businessman.
According to Kolomoisky, Poroshenko, in 2015 – 2016 years was interested in the acquisition of the shares of TV channel “1+1” and led the negotiations with Igor Surkis on buying a 25% stake of channel. Then the head of the national Bank Natalia Gontareva allegedly suggested that he “take” of “PrivatBank”, a pledge which was of the action “1+1”.
Poroshenko tricked – instead of having to buy Surkis shares it “fornication got,” said Kolomoisky. Package is “1+1” collateral “PrivatBank” has never been, says the businessman.
“1+1 Production” is not a company on which license, and which only produces the content. It is a regular production company. His misinformed, he’s a fool – is not clear. It was a long negotiation with [the businessmen Ihor and Hryhoriy] Surkis about how to buy them 25% [of the channel], which belongs to Igor Surkis,” said Kolomoisky.
According to him, Poroshenko needs to apologize to the Ukrainian people for the fact that “staged nationalization” of the Bank as “wanted to profit someone else’s property”.
Kolomoisky added that in March 2019 Poroshenko sent him to Israel for talks, the former head of the presidential Administration Borys Lozhkin, who was supposed to know if “atone” for the “wrong” nationalization of the Bank.
“He says, and how to solve the issue with blame? I told him how to solve? That’s how they took the Bank and return. When [Prosecutor of the Prosecutor General Konstantin] Kulik was removed, he went back to Kiev, something, probably, solved issues with Poroshenko. But I believe that this is not enough”.
PrivatBank – the largest commercial Bank in Ukraine was nationalized on 19 December 2016.
Former shareholder of “PrivatBank” Igor Kolomoisky said that after the election of the President of Ukraine hopes to receive compensation in connection with the nationalization of “PrivatBank” “in one form or another”. He also said he was not going to return the Bank property, but wants to return $2 billion of its capital.
On 18 April, the District administrative court of Kyiv satisfied the claim of others to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Cabinet of the illegality of the nationalization of “PrivatBank”. In NBU said that the appeal against the decision. The Ministry of Finance also filed an appeal against the decision of District administrative court.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that in case of a victory on elections of President Vladimir Zelensky Kolomoisky plans to return “Privat” property, in this case Ukraine faces economic crisis.
The debate between Poroshenko and presidential candidate, showman Vladimir Zelensky at the Olympic stadium on April 19 will begin at 19.00. CEC allowed to take up discussion on Public television 19 April at 21.00.