Russia’s Investigative Committee has filed similar criminal proceedings against parliament-appointed Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov. June 21, Kolomoyskyi and Avakov were put on international wanted list. It is expected that Moscow’s Basmanny district court will review the investigation’s petition on Avakov’s arrest in absentia.
Kolomoyskyi, according to open sources, is one of the richest Ukrainian citizens, founder of the Privat financial and industrial group. Upon the decision of the Verkhovna Rada Kolomoyskyi was appointed Governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region. In this office, he declared an active fight against the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics and proposed to form at his expense military units for a raid against them.