Kolomoyskiy's metal bars around Ukrnafta office building are cut down

9 December 2022, 03:56 PM
Metal bars installed in 2015 (Photo:NV)

Metal bars installed in 2015 (Photo:NV)

Metal bars installed in 2015 by Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky around the office building of Ukrnafta, a Ukrainian oil operator nationalized by Ukraine in November 2022, are being cut down, Ukrainian NV news reported on Dec. 9.

The fence of metal bars was installed by Kolomoisky when he barricaded himself inside the building office with armed men in March 2015. Later he called them the additional security men and he called the installed fencing"planned measures against possible illegal seizures."

As a result, then President Petro Poroshenko dismissed Kolomoisky from the post of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast governor. In June 2015, a competition was announced for the position of the head of Ukrnafta, and Mark Rollins from the United Kingdom took the position.

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"Should I take a grinder and do it myself?” Kolomoisky said, commenting in 2015 on demands that he remove the fencing.

“The bars were made out of a good quality steel, so we couldn't cut them out. It often happens that a man builds something and can't get rid of it later."

In November 2022 Ukrnafta and Ukrtatnafta, owned by Kolomoisky, were nationalized.

Forbes Ukraine reported the businessmen hadn't expected his assets to be nationalized and was angered that they had been taken from him.

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