: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Servant of the people or servant of the oligarchs?


President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he will
stay out of the legal battle waged by oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky to get back the bank
that he looted. In 2016, Ukraine nationalized PrivatBank, the largest
commercial bank in the country, that Kolomoisky co-owned at the time.

The president’s response is appropriate in a
country with an operating rule of law. Courts should remain independent from
politics. But in Ukraine, with an unreformed judiciary, this is a complete cop
out.

Zelenskyy, who is a lawyer himself, has said his priority is to “protect our country, only the interests of the state of Ukraine” and that interference is not …read more

Source:: Atlantic Council

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