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KIEV, December 28. /TASS/. Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky has accused the administration of President Petro Poroshenko of having established full control over the country’s judicial system.
The embattled businessman, formerly the governor of the eastern industrial Dnipropetrovsk region, said the courts in Ukraine already depend on the presidential administration’s decisions.
The Kiev court is now considering a case of Gennady Korban, the leader of the Ukrop (Ukrainian Association of Patriots) patriotic center-left political party allied to Kolomoisky.
Korban, whom Ukrainian media call Kolomoisky’s right-hand man, was detained on October 31 on suspicions of creating a criminal group, which embezzled the funds of a charity organization.
"It is evident that the trial of Korban is moderated by third persons from other cabinets, not by the court," Kolomoisky said, adding: "For the first time in Ukraine the authorities have organized trials choosing the jurisdiction and convenient district courts in a non-transparent way."
The oligarch said the president’s initiatives on a judicial reform are unlikely to gain 300 votes in the parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, and are doomed to failure. He called to set up a new constitutional commission and officials and deputies should not be involved in its work.
"The authorities should immediately stop political repressions against dozens of people and ensure great public compromise and consensus," he said.