Accessibility links

Breaking News

Berezovskii Announces Plans To Move To Ukraine

28 January 2005 -- Exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovskii has announced plans to settle in Ukraine in the coming months.

In an interview posted on the Russian website today, Berezovskii said his decision was motivated by his decision by his desire to live "closer to Russia."

The former media magnate, who is wanted in his home country on fraud charges he denies, has been living in London for the past two years. British authorities granted him political asylum in September 2003.

Speaking from London, Berezovskii told he is confident neither Ukraine's new President Viktor Yushchenko, nor Prime Minister-elect Yuliya Tymoshenko will order him extradited to Russia.

He also said he had not consulted with Ukraine's new authorities before announcing his decision to move to this country.


RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.