The President of Ukraine, without unnecessary pathos, celebrated the 2020th New Year in the domestic ski resort of Bukovel in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, having arrived with his family on New Year's holidays, he stayed at the worldwide network of Radisson Blu hotels consisting of 380 hotels, namely at the five-star Radisson Blu Resort , the Direct channel broadcasts this information indicating that during the reign of Vladimir Zelensky this is the third vacation at the expense of the state.
“Flying a helicopter, skiing and living in a presidential suite cost Ukraine several hundred thousand hryvnias,” the channel reports.
In the video “Skilki having plastered the Zelenskogo vidpochin u Bukovelі”, the hotel staff confirms that the president was resting there.
Radisson Blu Resort in Bukovel is owned by the Cypriot company Achilla Management Limited, Ukrainian businessmen Gennady Bogolyubov and Igor Kolomoisky. Igor Valerievich also decided to celebrate the New Year on the slopes of a domestic ski resort in his residence. Radisson Blu Resort staff confirmed to Direct that Kolomoisky stayed at the hotel. Yes, and the drunken cherry bar staff reported that they even had photos left with the oligarch, who visited the institution a couple of times during the holidays.
Having postponed state affairs, Zelensky went there with his assistant Andrei Yermak, deputy head of the AP Kirill Timoshenko, Andrei Bogdan and their families, but there the president was not expected to have a New Year's holiday, but most likely Igor Kolomoysky. According to Strana, his team of Privat was with him - partner Gennady Bogolyubov, businessman Mikhail Kiperman, MP Igor Palitsa and ex-MP and oligarch Evgeni Geller.
On January 2, Vladimir Zelensky tastes the delights of a ski resort at all times - rides on Bukovel, and takes pictures with people with a happy look. But already on January 5, the media began to distribute pictures with information that the head of state was in Oman on a non-public visit. What contributed to the fact that the head of state so suddenly left a vacation in the mountains? The simple answer is fear for your money.
The first article appeared at 12:57 on the Strana.ua portal, which refers to the fact that on the coast of the Gulf of Oman, near the city of Muscat, in the five-star Al Bustan Palace Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in which the cost of a suite per night comes to 4,000 euros, the president is with his family, without assistants and other statesmen.
Two hours later, at 14:57, after the news began to be transferred to other resources, the President’s Office confirmed the information at the same time, adding that Zelensky had a series of meetings at the highest level planned there. After a couple of minutes, there was confirmation from the press secretary of the head of Julia Mendel.
Why there were no announcements of a trip in which meetings at the state level were planned no one informs, Mendel said that clarifying questions can be learned from the news.
On January 6, information on the meeting of Vladimir Zelensky with the minister responsible for foreign affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, Yusuf bin Alyawi bin Abdullah, and then with the executive president of the State General Reserve Fund of the Sultanate of Oman Abdulsalam al-Murshid appears on the website of the Office of the President.
They reported that it was a question of trade, economic and investment cooperation between the two states. But judging from the data published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, exports to Oman from our state are only 0.125%, and all imports - 0.012%. It turns out that the head of state literally broke off from rest to resolve issues of trade not with the first partner country? And the meeting was more like a staged photo, rather than an official reception, in which at least the flags of both states should be present.
Here, of course, Mendel’s stories are added that Zelensky flew at his own expense, he solves the issues of the state and all that sort of thing. The audience actively claims to cover the president’s expensive vacation in this way, comparing the situation with Poroshenko’s trip to the Maldives in 2018.
But the cover of an important meeting was not at all for foreign relaxation, but to solve financial issues.
The fact is that the assassination of Iranian general Kassem Suleimani was the last straw in the US conflict with the Middle East, which has been going on since 1979, when the states did not recognize the Islamic revolution. And now, the Third World War in relation to the territory of the Middle East does not sound like something unreal, a global cataclysm is brewing there fraught with political and socio-economic upheavals.
And Oman, as all financial world services know, is a country of offshore, where the money received is poured, so to speak, not in a completely honest way. This was a decisive signal about Zelensky’s departure, but there were a number of reasons before that.
On the site of “Gigada Kiev” in the “Chronicle of a President” more than once they talked about the dire financial situation of Vladimir Zelensky and Igor Kolomoysky. All that managed to earn was spent "on the maintenance of the herd" Servant of the people "," they write on the portal.
Financial difficulties began when Privat, led by the undaunted Czech-German samurai Peter Krumkhazl, filed a lawsuit in Tel Aviv District Court with a lawsuit of almost $ 700 million against Kolomoykoy, at the same time increasing the lawsuit in Delaware to $ 1 billion. And now the last source of Israeli money has dried up.
The current situation required action, and as they say, under the guise of the New Year holidays, its solution began. The biggest difficulty for the oligarch was that neither he nor his companions could get into Oman, because of a lawsuit in Delaware under the US Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which, as a result, could not be ruled out Kolomoisky’s company has not been issued an international warrant, but the oligarch and his team are in no hurry to check personally, especially after the arrest of several persons involved in the case.
An ideal solution is the country's president, who, if he is seen in Oman, can hide behind a visit for the good of the country. In the meantime, the next government with an unlimited love of money tells us about solving trade issues, we, on the advice of Julia Mendel, will wait for details from Vladimir Zelensky in the news.