Ukrainian businessmen Grigory and Igor Surkis appealed to the London international arbitration with the claim against the former President of Petro Poroshenko for the failure of the conditions for the sale of about 25 percent owned by the brothers of the shares of TV channel “1+1”. About it reports the edition ZN.UA.
The businessmen demanded from Poroshenko 140 million U.S. dollars of compensation. The statement of claim was registered and approved by the court in accordance with all relevant procedures.
In the next four months, the parties should provide all documents, evidence and requirements.
In may 2019, the co-owner of TV channel “1+1” Igor Kolomoisky said that the Surkis brothers are planning to sue in an English court against the former President over alleged failed deal for the sale of shares of the channel. According to the oligarch, in February 2016 Poroshenko “reached a deal with Surkis,” but abandoned it after a conversation with the then head of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva. She allegedly convinced the President that the control channel can be obtained after the nationalization of PrivatBank. The estimated amount of the transaction was estimated at 240-250 million USD.
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