Ukraine supports the sanctions that the United States has imposed against the oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and his family.
This has been stated by President Volodymyr Zelensky.
He has stressed that the government supports the sanctions and is working to return money to Ukraine. In addition, the President has noted that Ukraine sees the difference between the big business and the oligarchic class. At the same time, in this matter, names do not make any difference at all.
«We support this decision and are working to return funds to Ukraine. To return justice to Ukraine... And the names here do not make any difference—Medvedchuk, Kolomoisky, Poroshenko, Akhmetov, Pinchuk, Firtash or any other.»
President of Ukraine
Context. In early March, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced that the United States had imposed sanctions against the Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky. They also concern the members of his family: his wife Iryna Kolomoiska, his daughter Angelika Kolomoiskam and his son Israel Zvi Kolomoisky. They are prohibited from entering the United States. However, the sanctions do not apply to the oligarch's finances.
The main reason for this decision is the support of the Ukrainian government in the fight against oligarchs in Ukraine.
In addition, earlier the United States imposed sanctions against Ukrainian citizens, in particular against the deputy from the Servant of the People, Pleksandr Dubinsky, who is associated with Kolomoisky, and against a number of Ukrainian media outlets: Era-Media, Only News, NABULeaks, and Skeptic.online.