‘NATO will be soiling its pants’

Ukrainian tycoon seen as power behind president calls for ‘new Warsaw Pact’ with Moscow

RT – Nov 14, 2019

Ukrainian President Zelensky and Donald Trump at the UN Sept 2019. Click to enlarge

A tycoon who spent millions of dollars arming anti-Russian fighters in Ukraine has emerged from the shadows to blast the Europe he once idolized. The oligarch now sees alliance with Russia as the only option for his country.

Igor Kolomoysky, the oligarch seen by many as the shadow power behind Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, has changed his tune sharply from the days of the 2014 Maidan rebellion.

New volunteers for the Ukrainian interior ministry’s “Azov” battalion take their oath of allegiance to their country during a ceremony in Kiev. Click to enlarge

Back then he was an ally of pro-European President Petro Poroshenko, who even appointed him governor of the Dnepropetrovsk region. Once installed there, Kolomoysky placed a bounty on captured fighters from the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics, who fought against the new authorities in Kiev, and spent a reported $10 million per month fielding his own private militia, also funding ultranationalist volunteer units, like the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion.

“We’ll just have to kill them,” he said of the rebels at the time.

He now believes an alliance with Russia is the best bet for Kiev, he told the New York Times in an interview.

“They’re stronger anyway. We have to improve our relations,” he said. “People want peace, a good life, they don’t want to be at war. And you [America] are forcing us to be at war, and not even giving us the money for it,” he added, referring to reports that the International Monetary Fund is holding up an aid package to Ukraine until the government pursues money missing from Kolomoysky’s Privatbank – money Kolomoyasky is accused of embezzling.

“You all won’t take us,” the oligarch said of the EU and NATO. “There’s no use in wasting time on empty talk. Whereas Russia would love to bring us into a new Warsaw Pact.”

The IMF, he said, could easily be replaced by loans from Russia. “We’ll take $100 billion from the Russians. I think they’d love to give it to us today,” Kolomoisky said. “What’s the fastest way to resolve issues and restore the relationship? Only money.”

Progress towards EU and NATO membership, coveted by the government in Kiev, has been slow at best. Despite the signing of the Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement in 2017 (which the electorate rejected in the Netherlands), European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said at the time that it would take at least 20 years for Ukraine to become a full-fledged member state.

Ukrainian Jewish oligarch Igor “Benya” Kolomoysky (at left), a banking and investment magnate, who is the 4th richest person in Ukraine at $2.1 Billion. Click to enlarge

Kolomoysky’s referencing of the Cold War military alliance is likely to raise eyebrows in Washington, especially given his closeness to Ukraine’s new president Volodymyr Zelensky. Kolomoysky used to be Zelensky’s employer back when the president was a comedian, and is reported to have bankrolled his election campaign. In addition, Western leaders have expressed concern that the billionaire could play puppet-master to Zelensky, prompting the new leader to publicly declare that his wealthy backer would hold no sway over his administration.

Though Zelensky has maintained dialogue with European leaders on resolving the war in Ukraine, he has also held phone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on mending ties and simmering down the conflict.

US President Donald Trump has expressed hope that Zelensky and Putin can “get together and solve” their problems. However, for most lawmakers in Washington the prospect of a Moscow-Kiev pact is a no-go.

Kolomoysky is undaunted by the prospects of a Democrat taking office next year and cracking down.

“If they get smart with us, we’ll go to Russia,” he told the Times. “Russian tanks will be stationed near Krakow and Warsaw. Your NATO will be soiling its pants and buying Pampers.”

Though described by Putin as a “swindler” and “one of a kind chancer,” Kolomoysky is certain that Kiev will drift towards Russia.

“I’m describing, objectively, what I’m seeing and where things are heading,” he said

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8 responses to “‘NATO will be soiling its pants’”

  1. Remind me of the following Russian humour ?
    A banderivets (a Bandera follower) comes home from Maidan He sees a working electric bulb at the entrance to his apartment building. He had forgotten the last time he saw a working electric bulb. A terrible feeling of an impending doom comes upon him.
    An elevator was out of order since he was a teenager and Ukraine gained independence. He pressed the button and the elevator door opened.
    “Something is wrong.” a banderivets thinks. “It’s a trap. This is not going to end well.”
    He walks inside of his apartment and sees his wife cooking something on a gas stove. Electrics and gas are working!. The banderivits panics. He rushes to the bathroom and turns on the water faucets. His worst feelings confirmed, cold and hot water are both running.
    The banderivets’ short skinny legs give up and he slides down the bathroom wall, whispering, ” That’s it. I knew that. We are occupied by the Moskals.”

  2. One by one countries are deserting the US as the Federal Reserve destroys the dollar, and the neocons refuse to give peace a chance.

  3. When dealing with a Jew nothing is as it appears to be there is always something deeper , never trust a Jew.

  4. Your man is a little bit too arrogant and self-confident.
    He just assumes Russia and Mr Putin are impatiently waiting for Kolomoisky to come to Moscow and Mr Putin is blushing of such a nice man handing over a “peace treaty” with Russia.

    But Igor, for your information, Russia was never at war with Ukraine.
    You are still confused with all the Banderas/UkroNazi propaganda in your jewish head.
    Mr Kolomoysky, you and your UkroNazis were killing East Ukrainian people spontanously to create hatred.
    You told everybody the “Russians are invading Ukraine”-BS.

    To have a chance with Russia Ukraine must have very good propositions to put on the tabel, made in Russia.

    Good luck.

  5. Activisor + Snipper:

    Righto!
    Don’t forget that Russia, China, and Iran (as Eurasian Landmass LAND power) is de-dollarizing as well, while the Federal Reserve is making the dollar go to zero fast.
    And of course never trust a Jew, but unfortunately ZioBanksters control both sides. Then due to the policies of the Anglo-American Israeli Alliance (Sea power), most countries but especially in the Eurasian continent, will flee American hegemony.

  6. Left + right wing = the same thing ie totalitarianism. Its ALL a charade to fool and to divide and conquer.

  7. Igor Kolomoysky is an unscrupulous piece of shit, wavering with the wind. Putin should summon Kolomysky to the Kremlin and literally kick his balls in. Kolomoysky, just another parasitic criminal Jew, should be impoverished, publicly flogged, rolled in pig shit, and imprisoned for life.

  8. Where the jew is, pain will reign..