Coal schemes, raiding, Russian passport: Who is Ihor Salo blown up in Kyiv.

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On November 6, in Svyatoshynsky district of Kyiv at Brest-Lytovske high way, the car of businessman Ihor Salov was blown up. As a result, his bodyguard died. The mass media report that Salo is related to “coal schemes” and owns eight passports, including the Russian one.

Who is Ihor Salo

Salo was born in Balakliya, Kharkiv region. He graduated from Kharkiv University of Pharmacy. He served in the army in East Germany. Ihor Salo started his business in Russia, where he established pharmacy and energy businesses. However, he did not gain significant success and returned to Ukraine.

According to Antykor, in Ukraine, Salo obtained necessary connections. Particularly, thank to close relations with Miss Ukraine-1995 Vlada Lytovchenko, he succeeded to enter the bohemian groups. Besides, Salov knew ex-head of Interior Ministry Mykola Bilokon and son of ex-prosecutor general Viktor Pshonka, Artem. Moreover, Salo had ties to former head of Naftogaz and ex-head of State Management of Affair Ihor Bakai who was accused of abuse of power and official position and illicit expense of $33.7 million.

According to mass media, Salo owns eight passports, including the Russian one.

Raiding and shadow schemes

It is reported that the businessman is suspected in the few corporate raids of Ukrainian enterprises. The first cases were the building contractors Elituniversalservis, SIMP and Elektropivdenmontazh. According to the mass media, Salov also tried to capture the plant on the production of insulin Indar. It is noted that in this case of 2011, son of ex-prosecutor general Artem Pshonka helped him. However, in 2012, Indar was returned to the state property.

According to Antykor, Salov placed his lawyer Tetyana Tkachyk in command of state enterprise Ukrmedprom, which governed all state enterprises of the pharmaceutical industry. In such a way, he got control over the whole business sphere in Ukraine. Mezhyritskiy Vitamin Plant in Kyrovohrad region. The next object was Ladyzhensky distillery Ekstra. Tkachyk dismissed the previous director of the plant and appointed her director.

Besides, Salo captured the Agrein enterprise, which deals with pig farming and processes 130.000 hectares of land in five regions of Ukraine.

It is reported that Salo is known by shadow schemes of coal supply. According to Antykor, mentioned Bakai, ex-minister of energy Ihor Nasalyk and assistant of businessman Serhiy Trehubenko helped Salov in the illegal schemes. In 2015, Insider reported that Salo tried to set the coal supplies from the ATO area in Donbas.

According to UNIAN, Salo also drew the attention of the employees of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and Security Service of Ukraine; however, he was not seriously prosecuted.

Blowing up of a car

Press service of the National Police

In the evening on November 6, the police got the message about the explosion of Mercedes car in Svyatoshynsky region of the capital. Kyiv Police stated that a40-year-old police officer, who guarded the enterprises in accordance with the contract, died. Another two people, the 57-year-old entrepreneur and a 34-year-old driver stay in the medical establishments with the wounds of different degrees in the hospital care. Moreover, the vehicle, which was staying not far from the explosion site, is damaged.

“Currently, the investigation considers a few versions of the commitment of this crime; however, the priority one is the entrepreneurship of the 57-year-old man,” the police reported.

According to, a biker threw the explosive device at the roof of the car. Amber alert was issued.

The criminal proceeding due to the intentional homicide is opened after the incident

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