Ukraine has always been a country of oligarchs who “turned” the state as they wanted. The first and second Maidans, scandals, political resignations and elections — rich people have always stood behind any events in Ukraine. Akhmetov, Firtash, Kolomoisky, Zhevago and several smaller oligarchs ... It was the interests of these nouveau riche that for many years were placed above the interests of ordinary people. It is therefore not surprising that the people strongly opposed such a system. And Euromaidan itself put forward one of its demands the separation of oligarchs from government.
But in the end it turned out, for some reason, on the contrary - the voters, who a few months ago expressed revolutionary slogans, voted in a friendly flock at the presidential election for another oligarch. Moreover, for the oligarch, who in the past worked for Yanukovych and during the years of his reign, repeatedly increased his fortune, writes SM2.
Logic in this, of course, no. There are only bare facts - instead of one oligarchs, others are at the helm of the country. Businessman Poroshenko will now do everything to recapture and increase the money spent on the election campaign.
The colleagues in the workshop are not far behind him - while Rinat Akhmetov catastrophically loses the status of “oligarch No. XXUMX”, Igor Kolomoisky takes the first roles.
The media controlled by him in every way create the image of an ideological fighter for the people. But Igor Valerievich himself does not forget this people to “warm up” from time to time, apparently considering that this is a symbolic payment for his heroism.
For example, quite recently, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine bought 20 705 tons of aviation kerosene from Ukrtatnafta. The state paid for it 357,8 million hryvnia - by 17 280 UAH per ton. And then it turned out that the same Ukrtatnafta sells kerosene at ... 11 350 UAH per ton. That is, it turns out that Kolomoisky welded 122 million UAH. on one state order. Here he is - true patriotism!
By the way, PrivatBank has already received state refinancing in the amount of almost 12 billion hryvnia. This is two times more than Oschadbank!
Yes, and the governorship in the Dnipropetrovsk region brings him not only moral satisfaction - in the end, there are many enterprises that can be "taken away and divided again." Factories, GOKs ... Everything that used to belong to Donetsk has now gone to Kolomoisky.
Someone will say that Kolomoisky does not earn a war. But with this, however, experts do not always agree. Thus, the chief editor of the channel Espreso.TV Vadim Denisenko is confident that the difficult situation in the country helps Igor Kolomoisky to increase his wealth.
“The greatest capital was earned in wars, always and around the world. How much will the current war generate in Ukraine new multimillionaires? On the Ukrainian side, surely no less than 5-6. No one will talk about how Kolomoisky fought with Eremeev for technical oil (they wrote that it was possible to make a billion on this deal). No one will say for sure that at the Kolomoisky mining and processing plants there are some of the lowest salaries in the industry. At the end of last year, the average salary of workers at the Ordzhonikidze mine was by 23% lower than the average in the industry, and by the Marganetsky GOK - by 42,2%. That is, if the industry average in December was 5150 UAH, then at the first mining and processing plant workers received 3968 UAH, and at the second, 2789 UAH, ”says Denysenko.
But society tries to ignore these facts. To follow the “heroism” of the oligarch is much more interesting.
Obviously, Kolomoisky himself enjoys the situation in the country with might and main - not only in the economic, but also in the political sphere. He, it seems, firmly believed that no one decreed to him - even the newly elected President. Therefore, he has already stated that he spat on the declared truce and is not going to obey Poroshenko. In addition, according to various sources, he sent the battalion "Azov" under his control to the ATO zone.
It is clear that all this is not very pleasant to the newly elected President, who already shows a desire to rein in his “friend.” Just do not quite understand how he will succeed.
Poroshenko, most likely, will want to negotiate with Kolomoisky. But this automatically means that you will have to negotiate with the other oligarchs. And that means giving them powerful levers of government. However, the question arises whether it is possible, in this case, to speak about the presence of a full-fledged President in Ukraine and the implementation of systemic reforms in the state. For what then was the Maidan, if everything remains the same?