Media: Khoroshkovsky was forced to leave Ukraine  4 February 2013 12:07  6429681 030267

Khoroshkovskiy explained that his decision to sell the "Inter" group to Dmytro Firtash was caused by financial difficulties and, according to media reports, has already left Ukraine. Experts believe that by buying Khoroshkovsky's assets, Firtash saves him. "In these circumstances I have no way to ensure further development of the group, and these factors were the main reason for selling" - said Khoroshkovsky. 

The market participants believe that the primary reason for sales of the TV channel is the desire to protect the asset after the confrontation with the Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, writes the Kommersant-Ukraine. As you know, Khoroshkovsky's conflict with Azarov was caused by the dissatisfaction of the former waith re-appointment of the latter as the Prime Minister of Ukraine. Then Khoroshkovsky said that he believed Azarov was unable to pursue economic reforms. After that, "Inter" began to broadcast stories critical of the government. "Actions of Valery Khoroshkovsky attracted the attention of the "president's family," so it's possible that now by selling the channel to his partner, he is trying to save this asset," - informs the source, close to one of the parties in the negotiations. Khoroshkovsky is an "old friend" of Firtash.

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