Zelenskiy's Party Denies His Involvement in Offshore Operations
OREANDA-NEWS. The deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the Servant of the People party, Daniil Getmantsev, who heads the financial committee in the Ukrainian parliament, said that President Volodymyr Zelensky and his entourage had nothing to do with offshore operations worth $ 40 million. Earlier, the involvement of the Ukrainian leader in the operations was reported in a publication by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism.
"In the entertaining reading Pandora papers, in part of the heartbreaking story about our president and his former" offshores ", one important detail is missing," the parliamentarian said in his telegram channel. He recalled that six months after coming to power, Zelensky adopted the first anti-offshore law and imposed taxes on controlled foreign companies.
According to Getmantsev, the President of Ukraine “did everything possible so that neither Zelensky nor anyone else in the country could use this wonderful mechanism,” avoiding taxes. He suggested that those who are "trying to hype" on the scandal with offshore companies to share what they themselves did to counteract offshore operations.
According to the investigation, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and people from his entourage could have been involved in the transfers of $ 40 million through structures associated with businessman Igor Kolomoisky.
Earlier, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism published data from more than 11 million documents on offshore accounts of politicians and celebrities from around the world. In particular, the publication mentions Shakira, Claudia Schiffer, Elton John, Ringo Starr and Julio Iglesias.