Detained oligarch Kolomoisky refuses to post bail
Igor Kolomoiskyi (Photo: Sodel_Vladyslav/

Oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky refused to post bail of UAH 509 million ($13.7 million), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

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His lawyers will file an appeal against the decision of the Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv.

"We are filing an appeal, we are waiting for the full text of the court decision, we are not posting bail, we are going to Askoldiv Lane," the lawyers said.

According to them, Ihor Kolomoisky was taken to the SBU building on Askoldiv Lane in Kyiv.

On Saturday, law enforcement officers pressed fraud and money laundering charges against oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky. According to the investigation, during 2013-2020, Kolomoisky siphoned more than UAH 500 million by taking them abroad, while using the infrastructure of controlled banking institutions.

The Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv ordered the businessman to be detained in custody for two months in Dnipro with the possibility of bail of over UAH 500 million ($13.45 million). Also, according to the court's decision, he must hand over all documents and not communicate with witnesses. Lawyers can appeal the decision within five days.

Recently, the business partner of Ihor Kolomoisky, Mykhailo Kiperman, was charged by the Security Service of Ukraine and the Economic Security Bureau with embezzling UAH 600 million ($16.15 million) from Ukrtatnafta.

Former acting the first deputy chairman of the board of Ukrtatnafta, Ruslan Lyapka, has already been charged on three counts. The former accountant of Ukrtatnafta, Olena Oholyar, was also charged.

At the beginning of February, the SBU searched the house of Ihor Kolomoisky.