The law is one for all, – the OP commented on Akhmetov's exit from the media business
Podolyak commented on Akhmetov's decision to exit the media business/Office of the President
The Office of the President reacted to the decision of the oligarch Rinat Akhmetov to leave the media business. Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Presidential Administration, called this an example that the law is one for all.
Mykhailo Podolyak stressed that the obligatory execution of laws is a key feature of the rule of law. Therefore, he welcomed the decision of Rinat Akhmetov to leave the media business.
The law on oligarchs is a new page in relations between the state and business
The adviser to the head of the President's Office emphasized that the law on oligarchs, which was the reason for such a decision by Rinat Akhmetov, has become a new page in relations between the state and business. Mykhailo Podolyak emphasized that this page is based on transparency.
A key feature of mature states is the obligation to comply with laws. The law on deoligarchization is the beginning of a new page in relations between the state and business. Relationships based on transparency and the rejection of behind-the-scenes. Today there is a worthy example from the SKM group – the law is the same for everyone, – Podolyak emphasized.
Akhmetov leaves the media business
On July 11, oligarch Rinat Akhmetov announced that he was leaving the media business, and that his Media Group Ukraine would relinquish all licenses in favor of the state. We are talking about print media, online publications and TV channels of the media holding, in particular Ukraina, Ukraina24 and Futbol.
The businessman himself called the law on oligarchs and the creation of the corresponding register the reason for this decision, although he he refuses to associate with this category. An oligarch, according to the law, is a person who has significant influence in the political and economic life of the country and falls under at least 3 out of 4 categories. One of them is influence on the media.
Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko noted that, like all Ukrainians, this statement was suddenly sudden, so it is difficult to comment on the further fate of the media holding. The official called Akhmetov's decision a precedent for Ukraine and noted that it would have an impact on the market, which “dipped” because of the war.
It should be noted that Media Group Ukraine is included in the list of the largest media holdings in Ukraine .