Although Vladimir Zelensky promised to draw a clear line between the authorities and the oligarchs, officials continue to actively cooperate with businessmen, lobbying for the interests of the latter.
Thus, the journalists of the American Radio Liberty within the framework of the “Schemes” project tracked the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, finding out that he was holding secret meetings with Igor Kolomoisky. On November 13, the security car of the informal group “Privat” was seen at the exit from the Ministry of Internal Affairs. It accompanied a BMW car. Later, this motorcade drove into the underground parking lot of the Kiev office of Igor Kolomoisky. The oligarch himself did not even begin to hide the fact that he met with Avakov.
“We drank coffee, haven’t seen each other for a long time. No business”, – he told reporters.
In addition to Avakov himself, his freelance advisor Igor Kotvitsky also communicates with business elites. On October 10 and 12, he was seen in the company of businessman Pavel Fuksa.
In addition, oligarch Ilya Pavlyuk visited the Interior Ministry on June 18. It is associated with influence on customs and the formation of a controlled group within the Servant of the People faction. Pavlyuk also visited the presidential administration.Pushkov commented on the “PR action” of Maya Sandu