London's high court began to consider a lawsuit against businessman and ex-Governor of Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration Igor Kolomoisky and businessman Gennady Bogolyubov, writes the British print edition.
"Warring Ukrainian oligarchs marked the beginning of what promises to become one of the most expensive trials in the history of English law," - emphasizes the log. In January 2016 will begin a full trial on the issue of the lawsuit of Pinchuk against Bogolyubov and Kolomoisky in the amount of $2 billion associated with the acquisition in 2004 of Krivoy Rog iron ore plant. In addition, the prosecution informs about the belonging Kolomoisky to a series of murders and attacks associated with one of the transactions.
The lawyers of Victor Pinchuk asked the court about the opportunity to prove that it has the "extremely vulgar and strong" threats of physical violence coming from Igor Kolomoiskiy in the Ukrainian lawyer Sergey Karpenko, acting as a witness in the present case, adds the print edition.
According to Karpenko, threatened him in 2003, and four days after the meeting between them was brutally beaten by the assistant Karpenko, and after a month the victim of the attack he became a lawyer was beaten with an iron bar.
Pinchuk's lawyers claim that the attackers were linked to the global head of personal security Kolomoisky and Sergey Nikitin with another defendant in the case - the Ukrainian businessman Gennady Bogolyubov. In the last month of summer 2003 Nikitin was found without signs of life with ten stab wounds, writes the print edition.
Telegraph emphasizes that Kolomoysky denies the engagement of illegal activities. The lawyers of Viktor Pinchuk, for their part, say they have at their disposal a recording of a conversation in which Ukrainian Prosecutor admits that Kolomoisky offered him money in exchange for closing the investigation on his alleged involvement to a series of murders and that the money is eventually paid were not.