VT: Kolomoisky, who has a private army, half Israeli, controlling Ukraine, is Netanyahu’s man (or vice versa) and in total control of Ukraine. Rudy Giuliani is really Kolomoisky’s man and it was this relationship between Trump, Kolomoisky and Giuliani that led to Trump’s first impeachment that was blocked by Israeli owned Senators, just as the second one was as well. From TPM:
Hidden behind a retinue of fixers, intermediaries and opportunists lurks another figure in President Trump’s Ukraine scandal.
You probably haven’t heard of him, but his involvement has been rumored for months among Ukrainians in the know. Still, it wasn’t until Rudy Giuliani’s trip to Kyiv last week that observers of Ukrainian politics began buzzing about what now seems obvious: there’s another billionaire oligarch interested for his own reasons in cozying up to President Trump.
His name is Ihor Kolomoisky, and he was once seen as the power behind the throne of President Volodymyr Zelensky. He has a lot to gain from any favor he can curry with the Trump administration: An FBI probe into his finances threatens to deprive Kolomoisky of his earnings and his freedom.
The nature and extent of Kolomoisky’s involvement in the pressure campaign remains unclear. There’s some indication that he began dishing the kind of bogus political dirt that Giuliani and Trump are seeking as far back as 2018. But in the murky world where Ukraine business and politics overlap, Kolomoisky has largely managed to remain on the periphery of the coverage of the Trump scandal.
Daily Beast: The United States has officially sanctioned one of Ukraine’s richest men for corruption—a man whose name was repeatedly mentioned throughout the first impeachment saga of former President Donald Trump.
Ihor Kolomoisky is considered to be Ukraine’s most powerful figure outside of government and he was a key patron in the rise of President Volodymyr Zelensky. In a statement released Friday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrote: “I am announcing the public designation of oligarch and former Ukrainian public official Ihor Kolomoisky due to his involvement in significant corruption.”
The designation relates to Kolomoisky’s alleged corrupt practices when he was governor of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast region in 2015, but Blinken said he was also concerned about Kolomoisky’s “current and ongoing efforts” to “undermine Ukraine’s democratic processes and institutions.” The State Department said the designation extends to Kolomoisky’s family, meaning that they are all now ineligible to enter the United States.