After SBU started its purge of small traders on the Ukrainian gas market, Viktor Medvedchuk, Putin’s godfather, has become one of the major players with the 40% control of the market, independent lawmaker Serhij Leshchenko said, speaking on ZIK TV Aug. 29.
“I know that what is going on the liquid gas market is actually a cooperation between SBU and Russia,” he said.
Medvedchuk controls the import of oil/gas [supplied from Russia] at Novhorod-Volynsky refinery. He spends part of his revenue on corrupt Ukrainian politicians, Leshchenko said.
“Before, when there were a number of small traders, the price for car gas was UAH10 per liter [now it is UAH17 – Ed.]
As it happens, Medvedchuk stands the most to gain from the purge, he said.