Igor Maslov, who long held senior positions in companies of the oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, became a freelance Advisor to the Prime Minister of Denis Smugala on energy issues.
This is reported by journalists of the program “Schemes: corruption in detail,” citing data from sources in the Ministry of energy and Akhmetov’s company DTEK.
“On Friday (April 3 – EP.) Igor Maslov in the status of adviser to the Prime Minister participated in the meeting on the situation in the electricity market in the energy Ministry under the chairmanship of Vitaly Shubin (T. V. and. the Minister of energy and the environmental protection of Ukraine – EP.)”, the source told “Schemes” in the Ministry.
Reporters that information about the appointment also confirmed by sources in the company DTEK.
In the Cabinet regarding the appointment and promised to answer later. The company also did not respond to on the appointment, noting that Maslov is not working in the company since February 2019. With the Maslov reporters failed to communicate.
Igor Maslov has long worked in senior positions in the structures of the holding company of Rinat Akhmetov’s SCM: started in 2000-ies. In 2003-2005 worked in LLC “SERVIS-invest” (now “DTEK high-voltage networks”), then, from 2005 to 2007, the Corporation DTEK.
Later, from 2012 to 2017, Maslov was the Director of distribution and sales of electric power LLC “DTEK” in 2017-2019 years – head of the office of strategic projects “DTEK Energo”, in the 2014-2019 years he was acting Director General of PJSC “DTEK Krymenergo”. Also Maslov worked in Supervisory Board of “DTEK Donetskoblenergo”, “DTEK PES – Energougol”, “Kyivenergo”.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Zelensky said that he is not worried due to the fact that the new Premier Denis Shmyhal was Director of the Burshtyn TPP, owned by Akhmetov.
Olga Buslovich that Smigel offered the post of Minister of energy in October 2019 was one of the developers of the draft resolution of the Cabinet, which was proposed to provide OOO “DTEK Vostokenergo” the price of gas is lower than the sale price of “Naftogaz” to the population and other protected consumers 46% – 69%.