Ukrainian anti-corruption bureau raids home of oligarch Kolomoisky

18 September, 06:18 PM
NV (Photo:Ihor Kolomoisky)

NV (Photo:Ihor Kolomoisky)

The National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has raided the resi-dence of Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, retrieving a number of docu-ments and the contents of Kolomoisky’s phone, Ukrainian newspaper ZN reported on Sept. 18.

According to ZN’s sources, the raid of Kolomoisky’s residence in Bukovel in western Ukraine was done in connection to a case involving the Ukrnafta national oil company. NABU is investigating Ukrnafta shareholders on suspicion of defrauding it of UAH 13 billion ($357 million).

NABU agents told ZN the raid came as a surprise to them as well.

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Kolomoisky told Ukrainian newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda he “didn’t hear” about the raid.

While Kolomoisky and his associates own 42% of Ukrnafta’s shares (the majority stake belongs to state-owned Naftogaz), he is not a suspect in the investigation, investigators say.

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