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The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko for re-election as head of state needs to monitor all channels, considers the Ukrainian billionaire Igor Kolomoisky. This opinion he expressed in an interview with Deutsche Welle.
“He has such a fixed idea,” explained the entrepreneur, who owns, in particular, the national Ukrainian channel “1+1”.
“As our North-Eastern neighbor. There once all the channels were privately owned and belonged to individuals and therefore expressed different points of view. Remember the year 1998 alone, for example, supported [Yevgeny] Primakov, [Yury] Luzhkov and others [Boris] Yeltsin [Vladimir] Putin,” continued Kolomoisky, alluding to Russia.
As reported “Details”, in the autumn of last year the Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine has won the right to inspection of the building, which houses the holding “1+1 Media” — the country’s largest media group, which is controlled by Kolomoisky. In addition to “1+1”, it includes several channels, news sites and other online resources. The actions of the prosecutors were associated with the case of embezzlement of funds PrivatBank, a share of whose shares before the nationalization in December 2016 was owned by a billionaire.
The pressure from the authorities also complained the representatives of the TV channel “112 Ukraine”. So, in September 2016 the owner Andrew Podsypku asked for political asylum in Belgium.
The next presidential elections in Ukraine scheduled for March 2019. The current head of state Petro Poroshenko has the right to be elected for a second term, but has not yet announced their plans.
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