UA Kyiv court this Saturday sentenced Ihor Kolomoisky, a Ukrainian oligarch and main supporter of President Volodymyr Zelensky, to 60 days in preventive detention while authorities investigate fraud allegations, advances Ukrinform.

The Shevchenkivskyi District Court ordered Kolomoisky to be detained until October 31, according to the same outlet.

Kolomoisky was also given the option to post bail in excess of 500 million Ukrainian hryvnias (approximately €12 million).

According to CNN, Kolomoisky is a prominent Ukrainian businessman whose interests in media and banking have made him one of the richest men in the country. He is one of Zelensky’s biggest supporters and will have been close.

However, this is not the first time he has been accused of irregularities. In March 2021, he was sanctioned by the US Department of State for his alleged involvement in “corrupt acts that undermined the rule of law and the Ukrainian public’s faith in the democratic institutions and public processes of their government, including the use of their influence politics and official power for his personal benefit”.

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