Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky’s company loses rights to Dnipro Airport, says mayor

16 September, 07:34 PM
Ihor Kolomoisky (Photo:NV)

Ihor Kolomoisky (Photo:NV)

The District Administrative Court of the city of Dnipro has revoked Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky company’s right to operate Dnipro International Airport, local mayor Borys Filatov said in a Telegram messenger post on Sept. 16.

“I officially confirm that today the District Administrative Court of Dnipro revoked Kolomoisky company’s right to operate Dnipro International Airport,” he said.

According to Filatov, the Dnipro City Council acted as the plaintiff, while NABU (National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine) acted as a third party.

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“For more than 10 years, no one has been interested in the fact that Kolomoisky monopolizes the airspace by using the airport of a multimillion city,” the mayor said.

“That the residents of Dnipro are simply being openly robbed via exorbitant prices for air tickets. That the state property complex is being used for private interests.”

Filatov emphasized neither the Cabinet of Ministers, nor the National Security and Defense Council, nor the State Aviation Service were concerned about these problems.

“Yes, our airport has been destroyed,” he said.

“Yes, the war will continue for a long time. But the time will come when the residents of Dnipro will fly freely to Europe. By low-cost carriers. Without Kolomoisky.”

According to data from the Unified State Register of Court Decisions, the Dnipro City Council on Sept. 28, 2021 filed to the District Administrative Court of Dnipro a lawsuit against the State Aviation Service of Ukraine to declare illegal and cancel order No. 1007 of the State Aviation Service dated June 30, 2021, on the issuance of an operation certificate for the Dnipro airfield.

This certificate was received by Dnipro International Airport LLC, which belongs to Dniproavia company, which in turn belongs to Haltera LLC associated with Ihor Kolomoisky (94.57% of Dniproavia shares were sold to Haltera by the State Property Fund of Ukraine back in 2009).

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