- Aug 26, 2011
The influential oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky has heavily criticized America in an interview. He said America is using Ukraine to make war against Russia. He also criticized the west for failing to admit Ukraine to western institutions such as NATO and the EU. Kolomoisky is now believed to favor a rapprochement with Russia. He even went to far as to raise the spectre of Russian tanks facing Poland.
I'm sure many Ukrainians who supported the Maidan revolution will be stunned at this about-face by one of the most influential oligarchs in the country.Ukraine should make peace with Russia and take Russian money instead of International Monetary Fund loans. As things stand, he said, the U.S. is just using Ukraine to wage “war against Russia to the last Ukrainian.” But Russia is “stronger anyway” and it’s time to mend fences.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- When Igor Kolomoisky says Ukraine should turn away from the West and back toward Russia, the world should listen, even if the Ukrainian billionaire doesn’t call the shots in Kyiv to the extent that many believe he does. Despite the seemingly irreparable damage Russia caused to