Kolomoisky has no authority to speak on behalf of Ukraine or President's Office – Mendel

Kolomoisky has no authority to speak on behalf of Ukraine or President's Office – Mendel

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Businessman Ihor Kolomoisky is not a representative of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s team, and no state affairs are discussed with him.

Ukrainian President Spokesperson Iuliia Mendel wrote about this on her Facebook page.

"Ihor Kolomoisky is neither a representative of the government nor a member of Volodymyr Zelensky's team. He has no authority to speak on behalf of Ukraine or the Office of the President and no state affairs are discussed with him," she wrote.

As Ukrinform reported, businessman Ihor Kolomoisky said in an interview with The New Your Times that "it is time for Ukraine to give up on the West and turn back toward Russia." He predicted that the trauma of war will pass. “Give it five, 10 years, and the blood will be forgotten,” Kolomoisky said.

He said financing from Russia could replace loans from the IMF, which has pushed for anticorruption reforms that annoy Ukraine’s entrenched business interests. “We’ll take $100 billion from the Russians. I think they’d love to give it to us today. What’s the fastest way to resolve issues and restore the relationship? Only money,” he said.

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