U.S. warns Zelensky against compromises with Kolomoisky

U.S. warns Zelensky against compromises with Kolomoisky

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky needs to deal carefully with businessman Ihor Kolomoisky, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer has stated.

Pifer, who currently serves as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, wrote about this on Twitter.

"In first months in office, Zelensky has built considerable political capital in Ukraine and with Kyiv's friends in West, including IMF. He needs to deal carefully with Kolomoisky (e.g. no "compromise" on Privatbank), lest he blow much of that capital," Pifer noted.

Earlier, a number of international observers and experts said that contacts of Zelensky and his team with Kolomoisky and reports of alleged attempts to resolve the situation on PrivatBank with a controversial businessman caused harm to Ukraine.

As a reminder, the Financial Times published an article stating that the parties were seeking a compromise over the PrivatBank case.


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