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 Energy Minister Demchyshyn acknowledged his acquaintance with Russian oligarch Grigorishyn: "We have professional and official relations". VIDEO

Minister of Energy and Coal Mining Volodymyr Demchyshyn told about his "official and professional" relationships with Russian businessman Konstantin Grigorishyn.

Demchyshyn admitted on air of Hromadske TV that he was long acquainted with Grigorishyn, Censor.NET informs citing the statement of Insider Chief Editor Serhii Shcherbyna on Facebook.

"He [Demchyshyn - ed.] was making evaluation of the "Luhansk Energy Union" enterprise, which belongs to the businessman, and got acquainted with him about 4-5 years ago. Demchyshyn also said that he had already been the minister when he met with Grigorishyn. According to Demchyshyn, he keeps "official and professional" relations with the businessman. However, the minister obviously disliked talking about Grigorishyn. Demchyshyn may call himself only President Poroshenko's man with certainty," the journalist stressed.

According to the journalist, the minister claimed that wrestling DTEK away is only a position of the country's authorities and no other goals are pursued by this effort. "But Demchyshyn could not clearly answer why the people of the Russian businessman Konstantin Grigorishyn are appointed to the key positions of the state-owned power companies (Ukrenergo, National Commission for State Management and Public Utilities regulation of Ukraine, Energorynok SE) instead of Akhmetov's people," Shcherbyna wrote.

Besides, Demchyshyn said in the interview that he also met with Rinat Akhmetov the day before.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/v334117