Fugitive Russian oligarch Berezovsky may participate in Ukrainian privatization


KIEV, June 7 (RIA Novosti) - Fugitive Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky admits it is possible he will take part in tenders to privatize Ukrainian enterprises. "I do not rule out the possibility of my partaking in any of the auctions, because Ukraine's new authorities have declared the transparency of the auctions and business as a whole," Berezovsky was quoted by the Ukrainskaya Pravda internet newspaper on Tuesday. He supposed that Ukraine will let "a great number of enterprises" be privatized.  Although Berezovsky did not elaborate on what enterprises he was seeking to acquire, while commenting on the sectors of his interest, he said, "name any, and you will not be mistaken."

"I have got teams working in Ukraine, and I will follow their recommendations," he added.

According to Berezovsky, he has not given recommendations yet, because "there is no certainty about next steps of the current Ukrainian leadership".

The Novosti-Ukraine agency reported that Berezovsky did not rule out further development of his media business, citing the foundation of the Kommersant-Ukraine newspaper.

The oligarch also stated that he still wanted to come to Ukraine, but he had not been notified he was granted a Ukrainian visa. He added that he would "prefer to withhold comments".

Berezovsky said that he did not want to do harm to the Ukrainian authorities by his arrival. "I will come if only I am sure that my arrival will do no harm to Ukraine's new government. In other words, I will come to Ukraine only by their consent," Berezovsky said.

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