There are 13 people in Ukraine who can be confidently classified as oligarchs. This was reported by secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov at the Ukraine 30 forum today, - correspondent of OstroV reports.
"President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave the task to the National Security Council apparatus, the Antimonopoly Committee and the President's Office at the last meeting of the NSDC to develop a law on oligarchs, who have a strong hold over our economy today, over our domestic and foreign political processes. According to the criteria that we are counting on in the NSDC apparatus when preparing this document, we have today 13 people who can be confidently attributed to the oligarchic environment", - he reported.
"If we do not remove this, if we do not end the struggle with the fifth column, then it will be extremely difficult to maintain the independence of our country", - Danilov noted.
As previously reported, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced a new law on the status of oligarchs in Ukraine.