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Ukrainian Tycoon Kolomoyskiy 'Invited' To Talk To Prosecutors

  • RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service

Ihor Kolomoyskiy, one of the richest men in Ukraine, was dismissed by President Petro Poroshenko from the post of Dnipropetrovsk regional governor on March 24.

Ihor Kolomoyskiy, one of the richest men in Ukraine, was dismissed by President Petro Poroshenko from the post of Dnipropetrovsk regional governor on March 24.

KYIV -- Ukraine's prosecutor-general says he has "invited" powerful oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskiy to answer questions regarding the attempted murder of a lawyer a decade ago.

Lawyer Serhiy Karpenko survived a stabbing attack in 2005 and left Ukraine over fears for his life. Kolomoyskiy was suspected of masterminding the attack.

Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin told the LB.ua news portal on April 10 that he has "invited" Kolomoyskiy to come and explain what happened.

Shokin did not say whether Kolomoyskiy was under investigation or whether he had been summoned to appear before police, saying it was up to the investigator to decide whether to issue a subpoena.

Kolomoyskiy, one of the richest men in Ukraine, was dismissed by President Petro Poroshenko from the post of Dnipropetrovsk regional governor on March 24.

Kolomoyskiy and his armed militia had stormed the headquarters of the oil giant UkrTransNafta in Kyiv following a government decision to replace the company's management.

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