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U.S. Sanctions Kolomoiskyi And His Family With Entry Ban

U.S. Sanctions Kolomoiskyi And His Family With Entry Ban

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The United States has imposed sanctions on businessman Ihor Kolomoiskyi and members of his family, banning them from entering the country.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced this in a statement, the Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"Today, I am announcing the public designation of oligarch and former Ukrainian public official Ihor Kolomoiskyi due to his involvement in significant corruption,” the statement said.

According to the statement, in his official capacity as the governor of Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk region from 2014 to 2015, Kolomoiskyi was involved in corrupt acts that undermined the rule of law and the Ukrainian public’s faith in their government’s democratic institutions and public processes, including using his political influence and official power for his personal benefit.

“While this designation is based on acts during his time in office, I also want to express concern about Kolomoiskyi’s current and ongoing efforts to undermine Ukraine’s democratic processes and institutions, which pose a serious threat to its future,” the statement said.

“In addition to Ihor Kolomoiskyi, I am publicly designating the following members of Ihor Kolomoiskyi’s immediate family: his wife, Iryna Kolomoiska, his daughter, Angelika Kolomoiska, and his son, Israel Zvi Kolomoiskyi. This action renders Ihor Kolomoiskyi and each of these members of his immediate family ineligible for entry into the United States,” Blinken added in the statement.

According to the statement, this designation reaffirms the U.S. commitment to supporting political, economic, and justice sector reforms that are key to Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic path.

The United States continues to stand with all Ukrainians whose work drives reforms forward, the state said.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the U.S. Justice Department earlier accused former Privatbank owners Kolomoiskyi and Hennadii Boholiubov of laundering the bank's funds.