Kolomoyskiy says he can send volunteer battalions to Kiev and capture the office of Ukrtransgaz and Kremenchug HPP.
According to the record, Kolomoyskiy reminds Kobolev that Naftogaz is going to disable the heat power plant in Kremenchug (the Poltava region). The Head of the gas company confirms that it can be done for non-payment.
“We will not pay with a gun on the temple! Have you heard me? If you move the valve and give the command, we will capture the HPP, and the case is over. And if you *** (“show off”), we will capture your Tsentrogaz, or how it is called – Transgaz (evidently meaning Ukrtransgaz – an editorial comment) in Kiev. And we may transferred people from the anti-terrorist operation area to Kiev now”, – a man with a voice similar the voice of Kolomoyskiy answers Kobolev.
On March 24, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on the resignation of Kolomoyskiy from the position of Governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region. Valentin Reznichenko was appointed to this position, the former Head of the Zaporizhzhya Regional State Administration. In addition, the President signed amendments to the law adopted by Verkhovna Rada “On Joint Stock Companies” provided the reduction of quorum. With the entry into force hereof, Kolomoyskiy largely loses control over key enterprises of Ukrainian energy sector.
A series of scandals preceded the resignation of Kolomoyskiy. On March 22, guards was put up at the entrance of the Ukrnafta office co-owned by the Privat Group, and a fence began to be constructed around the building. Later, the businessman came to the building and stated that protects it from raiders.
On March 19, oligarch arrived to the Ukrtransnafta office to support the dismissed from position of chairman of board Alexander Lazorko, whom the media called as a man of Kolomoyskiy.
Igor Kolomoyskiy was appointed as the Governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region shortly after the change of power in Ukraine, on March 2, 2014.