11:25 19.04.2019

Zelensky not planning to listen to Kolomoisky's advice on state governance if elected president

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Zelensky not planning to listen to Kolomoisky's advice on state governance if elected president

Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he told the host of the Pravo na Vladu (Right to Power) talk show he would not be listening to Ihor Kolomoisky's advice on state governance in case of his election president.

He confirmed the existence of his media business partnership with Kolomoisky but said he intended to quit.

"I am withdrawing from business. I am withdrawing from Kvartal 95 Studio. I will not be doing it for five years, unlike a certain person was withdrawing from a factory business. I will stop being anyone's partner," Zelensky said.

He also pledged to resign as the president if he ever breaks the law.

As reported earlier, the Ukrainian government backed the proposal of the National Bank and former PrivatBank shareholders and nationalized the biggest bank in Ukraine on December 18, 2016. Kolomoisky and Hennadiy Boholyubov had a majority of shares in PrivatBank as of that moment. Kyiv's district administrative court proclaimed the bank's nationalization illegal on April 18, 2019, as demanded by Kolomoisky. The National Bank and the Finance Ministry said they would appeal the ruling after it was officially posted and insisted on the correctness of the privatization decision.

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