On Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky said that a number of Russian businessmen had offered to help Ukraine, including supporting its military.
During a video conference interview with several Russian media outlets, he said he had received “signals” from several Russian businessmen, including billionaire Roman Abramovich, a close ally of Vladimir Putin, who was targeted by union sanctions. Zhelensky said.
“We got signals from him and some other businessmen, ‘Somehow we can help, we can do something,’ he said.
“Some said they were ready to rebuild the country after the war. “We are ready to move our business to Ukraine. We live in the UK or somewhere in Switzerland. We want it. But how can we not be on the sanctions list?”, The president explained.
“Some do not want to give their name, they say they want to help our army while they are citizens of the Russian Federation,” he continued.
While any businessman willing to donate money in support of the Ukrainian military, he said Ukraine was “ready to ensure their security, provide them with jobs and improve their business”. Zhelensky promised.
“I speak strongly about sanctions in our state. We can discuss it, we can discuss the change of citizenship of these people, “he explained,” it is not mandatory to do it in public.
According to Wall Street Magazine On Wednesday, Mr. Zhelensky is said to have asked Joe Biden not to allow Roman Abramovich, believing he could play a role in the peace talks between Ukraine and Russia.