As reported by Censor.NET, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov raised the question of limiting the participation of Russian companies in the privatization of Odesa Port Plant during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
In response to his question, Head of the State Property Fund Ihor Bilous said that his department had taken restrictive measures, and not only in terms of Russian companies.
"Not only Russian companies, hailing from the aggressor country, will be banned from taking part in the privatization but also those under FATF supervision, in offshore areas, not approved by the state, as well as those who can not explain the origin of the money and can not provide the documents for establishing the final beneficiary," he said.
"Let Russia privatize enterprises in Magadan," the interior minister remarked. Avakov urged the relevant authorities to check that Dmytro Firtash's Vienna-based Ostchem Holding, to which Odesa Port Plant owes some $193 million for gas, excluding penalties, does not block the privatization in court.
Ostchem owes billions to the state - for Naftohaz, for gas! Some of these debts have been settled, some of them not, some should be restructured... It is unacceptable that they block the privatization process with their claim," Avakov said.