Kyiv to appoint new head of asset recovery
Ukraine's asset recovery agency, another of the country's anti-corruption tools, is following Kyiv's good governance path and focussing its efforts on managing assets seized from sanctioned individuals.
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After several months of scepticism on Ukraine's part, French president Emmanuel Macron's visit to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky could mark France's return to the front line in Ukraine. On the Ukrainian side, matters are being handled by Andriy Yermak with support from newcomer to the president's office, Rostyslav Shurma.
The government in Kyiv is keen to offer foreign investors a sound business environment in Ukraine. To achieve this, it is counting on the deoligarchisation law which has just been adopted by parliament despite growing opposition.
A pause in Privatbank's legal action against him in the United States has given Igor Kolomoisky and his entourage time to regroup and consider new lines of defence. In the meantime, the oligarch can count on his younger sister to shelter him on the shores of Lake Geneva or in the smart districts of Paris, as he waits for Ukraine to resume its efforts to bring him to retribution.
Interior minister Arsen Avakov's abrupt decision to resign after seven years took Kyiv by surprise and has left Ukraine's Western partners, including France, hanging in suspense. Paris relied heavily on the former security chief and his team during defence negotiations.