Billionaire Behind Zelensky’s Rise To Power In Ukraine Has Been Arrested

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Ukrainian tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky appears at a court session in Kyiv. He is one of the country’s richest men and backed Volodymyr Zelenskiy for the presidency in 2019. Photograph: Reuters

CNN: Ukrainian oligarch and Zelensky supporter Ihor Kolomoisky arrested in fraud investigation 

One of Ukraine’s most powerful oligarchs has been arrested in a fraud investigation, state media in the country are reporting. 

A Kyiv court on Saturday ordered Ihor Kolomoisky, a key supporter of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s 2019 presidential campaign, to 60 days in pre-trial detention while authorities investigate fraud charges against him, reported Ukrinform.  

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WNU Editor: This is big news. Ihor Kolomoisky did not only provide financial support to Zelensky when he ran for the Presidency, but he was also the main financial donor that established some of the most private nationalist military units in Ukraine. The Dnipro Battalion, Aidar, Azov, and Donbas volunteer battalions to name a few (link here). His arrest has surprised everyone, including me. 

Billionaire Behind Zelensky’s Rise To Power In Ukraine Arrested  

Ukrainian billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky held in anti-corruption drive — BBC
 

Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky detained on suspicion of fraud and money laundering — Reuters
 

Corrupt Billionaire Behind Zelensky’s Rise To Fame & Power Arrested — Zero Hedge