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Effigy of Jewish tycoon left at Ukraine synagogue | JPost - 4 hrs ago |

Israeli ambassador to Ukraine Joel Lion asked police on Thursday to find and punish people who left a red paint-spattered effigy of tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky, who holds a Ukrainian Jewish community leadership post, on the steps of the main synagogue in Kiev.

Kolomoisky, one of Ukraine's richest men, is in the public eye over his business ties to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who came to fame as the star of TV show on a channel Kolomoisky owns. The tycoon has been in a protracted legal battle with the authorities over control of Ukraine's biggest bank.

    Since revelations of the theft came out with the bank's nationalization in 2016, Kolomoisky has been living in Switzerland and Israel, saying that he fears his rights to leave the country would be restricted if he returned. However, this Thursday (May 2019), his private jet landed in Dnipro from Israel. [Source: OCCRP]

Kolomoisky is president of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine, one of several Jewish community bodies in the country.

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