Igor Kolomoisky

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Nemesis Igor Kolomoisky

Overview:

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.

From left to right: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres and Ukrainian Zionist oligarchs Gennadiy Bogolyubov and Igor Kolomoisky

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

Zelensky was branded by his rivals as “the oligarch’s servant” or “the oligarch’s doll” in reference to Kolomoisky

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


1: https://focus.ua/rating/430859-100_samykh_vliiatelnykh_ukraintsev-reiting-2019

2: https://www.politico.eu/article/volodomyr-zelenskiy-ihor-kolomoisky-the-comedian-and-the-oligarch-ukraine-presidential-election/

3: https://www.newsweek.com/evidence-war-crimes-committed-ukrainian-nationalist-volunteers-grows-269604

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