Igor Kolomoisky is a Ukrainian-Israeli oligarch who is the fourth richest individual in Ukraine.
Kolomoisky is a partner in the Privat Group, one of the largest investment companies in Ukraine. He is also the co-founder of PrivatBank, the largest Ukrainian commercial bank. According to the Focus Magazine, he is considered the third most influential person in Ukraine.1 Kolomoisky owns 70% of the 1+1 Media Group which is one of the largest Ukrainian media conglomerates.
Kolomoisky, like a number of other Zionist oligarchs in Ukraine, has played a major role in furthering Israeli interests in Kiev, which acts as Tel Aviv’s critical industrial and agricultural partner.
Anti-Russia Influence Operations in Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky used to play as a comedian in the TV channel 1+1, owned by Kolomoisky. Kolomoisky used his media empire to ensure Zelensky’s ascension to the presidency.2
In 2014, Kolomoisky offered $10000 for the capture of each pro-Russia “saboteur”. He has also contributed to the creation of many “nationalist” paramilitary groups fighting against Russia and Russia-backed forces such as the Dnipro Battalion, Aidar, Azov, Dnepr 1, Dnepr 2 and the Donbas volunteer battalions.3