The businessman decided to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, given that the national courts continue to detain him without any justified legal purpose, in complete disregard of the requirements of the Convention on Human Rights.

This is stated in the statement of lawyer Oleksandr Lysak.

Below is the text of the statement of the businessman's lawyer:

"Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoisky and I have decided to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, given that the national courts continue to detain Ihor Valeriyovych in custody without any justified legal purpose, with complete denigration of the requirements of the Convention on Human Rights.

The courts unreasonably extend the imprisonment of Igor Valeriyovych without any evidence that he may obstruct justice in one way or another. He was given a completely inadequate amount of bail in the amount of more than UAH 3 billion. which is a record in the history of Ukraine. Ukrainian courts have consistently turned a blind eye to the state of health of Kolomoisky, who suffers from diabetes, hypertension, chronic pancreatitis, atherosclerotic disease of the great vessels, hepatic steatosis, choleostasis, urolithiasis, aortic insufficiency, and whose condition is significantly deteriorating in the conditions of detention in an isolation ward, which is confirmed by the conclusions of reputable doctors. The domestic courts are unable to explain why detention alone is capable of ensuring due process in my client and why more lenient preventive measures, such as house arrest with the surrender of all documents entitling to travel abroad, are not suitable for such a purpose.

The courts do not react in any way to the obvious complete groundlessness of the suspicion, according to which Igor Valerievich is accused of imitating the deposit of 5.8 billion into the cash desk of PrivatBank. UAH in 2013, despite the fact that the total cash turnover of PrivatBank at the end of 2013 amounted to UAH 7.3 billion. UAH. Actual failure to deposit such an insane amount of cash would block the bank's work and lead to a huge cash gap. Moreover, the absence of such an amount of funds in the cash register should have been immediately detected by the state administration of PrivatBank after its nationalization or by the National Bank during the annual inspections of the bank, but not 10 years later by a law enforcement agency. However, the Ukrainian courts do not want to understand even a little what "fantastic" and unreal things my Client is accused of.

We also believe that such "fantastic" criminal proceedings against Igor Valerievich and his imprisonment carry ulterior political motives. The first ulterior motive is explained by the creation of a favorable and promised picture of "de-oligarchization" in front of society. The second ulterior motive is to make it impossible for Igor Valerievich to work on a legal strategy for the return of assets nationalized to him. It was a very interesting coincidence that it was only after my client's imprisonment that Ukrainian courts began to massively dismiss claims challenging the nationalization of Ukrnafta and Ukrtatnafta."

Earlier, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv extended Kolomoisky's detention with an alternative to bail until January 26, 2024.

In September, the businessman was charged with fraud, legalization of property obtained by criminal means, as well as embezzlement of UAH 5.8 billion from PrivatBank.