Volodymyr Zelensky as Vasyl Petrovych Holoborodko in Servant of the People
Political Revenge
A Ukrainian Oligarch Waits in the Wings

A look at the oligarch behind comedian Volodymyr Zelensky’s surprise bid for the presidency of Ukraine—and the feud with Petro Poroshenko that started it all.

Published on: March 26, 2019
Adrian Karatnycky is senior fellow and co-director of the Ukraine in Europe Initiative of the Atlantic Council, former president of Freedom House, and founder and managing partner of the Myrmidon Group LLC, a business consultancy with operations in Ukraine and other countries.
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