A major power shakeup is underway in Ukraine and most Americans still have no idea what’s going on — or who’s pulling the strings on the Eastern Front.
I spoke with Joe Flynn about this very subject back on May 13, 2022.
According to the investigation, Kolomoisky laundered more than $13 million between 2013 and 2020 by transferring capital abroad — utilizing his control of financial institutions such as PrivatBank to conduct fraudulent activities.
In January 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a Civil Forfeiture Complaint against properties controlled by Kolomoisky, “alleging that more than $6 million in proceeds from the sale of commercial real estate in Dallas, Texas, which property was maintained and improved using the proceeds of embezzlement and fraud from PrivatBank in Ukraine, are subject to forfeiture based on violations of federal money laundering statutes.”
Kyiv Independent further reported:
“The oligarch controlled Ukrtatnafta, Ukraine’s largest refining company, until it was seized by the government in November, citing it a critical national resource during martial law.
The company reportedly refused to pay Hr 3.2 billion ($90 million) in taxes last year.
Kolomoisky also owned over 40% of Ukrnafta, an oil and gas extractor, through multiple smaller companies in his orbit. The Ukrainian state seized this company as well last year.”
Just few hours ago, Kolomoisky arrived in Court where a motion was filed to conduct hearings privately. It was further reported that Kolomoisky would not post bail, although his defense counsel said an appeal is ongoing.
The court chose a preventive measure for Kolomoisky in the form of detention for 2 months— Zlatti71 (@djuric_zlatko) September 2, 2023
The businessman was offered the opportunity to deposit a pledge in the amount of 509 million hryvnias.
Igor Kolomoisky said that he had read the charges “superficially” and pleaded not… pic.twitter.com/kPYYaoBTAX
Questions are numerous and many speculate that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky turned against Kolomoisky, the man who made him president, at the behest of the United States Government.
Kolomoisky, the Oligarch who financed Zelensky‘s career finally fell foul of the US Deep State. Zelensky could not protect him.— Make Peace Now; alternative news (@AlternatNews) September 2, 2023
I imagine that someone just like Biden said „unless you prosecute the SOB we stop weapons delivery.“ https://t.co/nIoogEiixZ
Some point out that various neo-Nazi paramilitary groups under the Oligarch’s influence, such as Azov, Aidar, Dnepr-1, are unlikely to remain idle while their benefactor is prosecuted.
Ihor Kolomoisky Arrives in Court 🇺🇦— James Porrazzo (@JamesPorrazzo) September 2, 2023
The scheming and swindling among Kyiv leadership turns to lawfare.
Azov and Right Sector are NOT going to be happy.
Be True to Yourself! 💪🏴☠️ pic.twitter.com/Pa7j9CjbXH
Although it remains unclear as to whether or not Zelensky has the ability to take Kolomoisky’s place — or keep CIA on his good side — further investigation into Kolomoisky and PrivatBank isn’t good news for the Biden Crime Family.
As pointed out by The Daily Signal in early 2021:
Among the indirect connections between Kolomoisky and the younger Biden:
- Kolomoisky had a “controlling interest” in Burisma Holdings, the New York Post reported. Burisma employed Hunter Biden as a board member for a widely reported salary of $50,000 per month. Russian media, quoted in State Department emails, referred to Burisma as “part of Kolomoisky’s financial empire.”
- Kolomoisky publicly said in 2019 that he refused to cooperate with efforts by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to get his help in investigating Hunter Biden and Burisma—and potentially Joe Biden, multiple news outlets reported. House Democrats’ impeachment report on Trump also cited the incident in late 2019.
- Emails from 2015, published last year by the New York Post, show a Kolomoisky protege communicated with Hunter Biden about a meeting between the protege and Joe Biden, then vice president under President Barack Obama.
- Court filings from 2019 by a private investigatory firm allege that legally obtained bank records of Hunter Biden show payments to him from the Kolomoisky-owned PrivatBank.