Billionaire Oleg Deripaska said that the “current madness” will end in 2.5-3 years. After that, he said, politicians will realize that international law must be respected by everyone, and international judicial institutions must be depoliticized. Earlier in the U.S. Deripaska was accused of circumventing sanctions, and the Supreme Court rejected his lawsuit to lift the restrictions
Oleg Deripaska in his Telegram channel called what is happening in the world “the prohibitive level of lies and provocations” and said that all this will end in 2.5-3 years, when everyone runs out of “strength and fuse.”
“Criminal cases are being falsified, and law enforcement and judicial authorities around the world have become obedient tools in the hands of politicians who seem to have forgotten about law and fair justice,” he wrote.
“Once the current insanity stops, and apparently everyone has enough strength and fervor for another 2.5-3 years, the top priority for politicians who remain sane and of conscience will be a serious reworking of universal international law that will be recognized and respected by all (!!!) countries,” the billionaire said.
According to Deripaska, at the same time a complete depoliticization of the UN system and international judicial institutions must take place. It is necessary that the headquarters should be regularly moved to different countries in order to deprive the host countries of “administrative leverage on their work and the decisions they make.”
With this message, Deripaska was responding to an article by The New York Times. On Oct. 5, the newspaper, citing unnamed sources, wrote that U.S. intelligence concluded that the Ukrainian authorities were involved in the murder of Daria Dugina. The Kremlin agreed with this position. Ukraine denied any involvement in the murder. “Apparently, similar news about Nord Stream and then about underground gas storage facilities in Europe will come soon,” Deripaska wrote.
On Oct. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Deripaska’s appeal of the sanctions he was subjected to in April 2018. The billionaire insisted that the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) had exceeded its authority by imposing restrictions unrelated to the national emergency, and demanded that U.S. sanctions be removed from him, but the court refused to do so.
In addition, in late September, the U.S. accused Deripaska of violating sanctions and threatened him with up to 20 years in prison. According to Washington, the businessman arranged property deals in the U.S. through people he hired, as well as a visit and delivery in the country for Ekaterina Voronina, whom the country’s Justice Department said was a friend of the businessman and the mother of his child. The Justice Department claimed that the billionaire spent $300,000 to have his child born in the United States (according to the U.S. Constitution, a child born in the United States acquires citizenship automatically). Deripaska himself did not comment on the charges.