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KIEV, April 10. /TASS/. Ukraine’s prosecutors have reactivated an investigation launched against oligarch Igor Kolomoisky 10 years ago, the country’s Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin said in an interview with LB.ua news portal on Friday.
The 2005 criminal case accused Kolomoisky of masterminding an attack on lawyer Sergey Karpenko amid a conflict around Dneprospetsstal plant in the city of Zaporizhia, in south-eastern Ukraine, one of the leading producers of special steels and alloys in Europe.
Lawyer Karpenko was stabbed three times, but survived the attack and was later forced to leave the country. Shokin, who was deputy Prosecutor-General at that time, oversaw the investigation.
"There are [some questions to Kolomoisky]. They are linked to criminal offences," Shokin said, confirming that the investigation is underway into the Karpenko case. He failed to answer directly if the businessman has been summoned for questioning, saying only: "It’s up to an investigator to summon, not me."
Until recently Kolomoisky, one of the richest men in Ukraine, was the governor of the Dnepropetrovsk region. In late March, he was dismissed by President Petro Poroshenko amid a scandal over funding of volunteer armed battalions.