Rabbis petitioned for revision of preventive measures for Kolomoisky

24.10.2023, 10:39
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Twenty-three rabbis from various regions and cities of Ukraine have addressed the country's Prosecutor General, Andriy Kostin, requesting a review of the possibility of changing the pretrial measures for Igor Kolomoisky, who has been in pretrial detention for nearly two months.

As reported by RBK-Ukraine, the rabbis emphasized that Kolomoisky is a "prominent businessman, philanthropist, and benefactor who consistently supported the Jewish community in Ukraine and other countries."

They noted, "It is not an exaggeration to say that, to a significant extent, thanks to his position and efforts as the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration in 2014-2015, eastern Ukraine escaped the fate of Donetsk and Luhansk."

The rabbis also added that Kolomoisky is not suspected of committing any crimes against Ukraine's national security or involvement in violent offenses. They highlighted his health issues and pointed out that, despite being an Israeli citizen, he did not leave Ukraine when the full-scale invasion by Russia began on February 24, 2022.

The rabbis believe that detaining a person in custody in this situation appears unfounded and unjust.

"Based on these facts, we genuinely do not understand the real grounds for detaining Mr. Igor Kolomoisky and request a consideration of his situation from the standpoint of humanity, impartiality, and the possibility of applying a preventive measure not related to detention," the rabbis concluded.

Igor Kolomoisky had his preventive measures reconsidered in a case involving the misappropriation of 5.8 billion hryvnias. The Pechersk District Court of Kyiv increased his bail from 509 million hryvnias to 3.891 billion hryvnias.

Previously, on September 7, it was reported that oligarch Igor Kolomoisky was suspected of misappropriating 9.2 billion hryvnias from PrivatBank. He and five other individuals were charged with suspicion at the time.

On September 2, Kolomoisky was informed of suspicion of large-scale money laundering by transferring funds abroad. He was charged with two articles of the Ukrainian Criminal Code.

After a review of the case, the Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv chose a preventive measure for Igor Kolomoisky, allowing for house arrest.