Dmytro Firtash is a 56-years-old Ukrainian Businessperson from the Ukraine. his estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read his life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details
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Firtash is represented by Trump and Giuliani associates Joseph diGenova and his wife Victoria Toensing, having hired them on the recommendation of Giuliani associate Lev Parnas. The New York Times reported in November that Giuliani had directed Parnas to approach Firtash with the recommendation, with the proposition that Firtash could help to provide compromising information on Biden, which Parnas’s attorney described was “part of any potential resolution to [Firtash’s] extradition matter.” Shokin’s statement notes that it was prepared “at the request of lawyers acting for Dmitry Firtash.” Bloomberg News reported on October 18 that during the summer of 2019 Firtash associates began attempting to dig up dirt on the Bidens in an effort to solicit Giuliani’s assistance with Firtash’s legal matters, as well as hiring diGenova and Toensing in July. Bloomberg News also reported that its sources told them Giuliani’s high-profile publicity of the Shokin statement had greatly reduced the chances of the Justice Department dropping the charges against Firtash, as it would appear to be a political quid pro quo.
Extradition of Firtash was cleared by the Austrian Supreme Court in June 2019 and by Austrian Minister of Justice Clemens Jabloner in July 2019. Extradition of Firtash has been suspended as a result of appeal by his defense team.
On 21 February 2017, the High Regional Court of Vienna (Oberlandesgericht Wien) reviewed the appeal and ruled that it was allowed to extradite Firtash to the U.S. The final decision on the extradition was deferred to the Federal Minister of Justice of Austria.
On 21 February 2017, a few minutes after the announcement of the High Court’s decision, Austrian police detained Firtash at the courthouse on the basis of an EU arrest warrant issued by Spain. The Spanish warrant was issued as part of an investigation into money laundering. The prosecutor’s office in Vienna detained Firtash for 48 hours to determine its course of action.
In early September 2017, Yevhen Yenin, Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, noted that Firtash’s return to the Ukraine was “an unrealistic event”. Proceedings to hear extradition cases from the United States and Spain would be lengthy. Yenin also noted, “there is a political side to the case. If we consider the level of Firtash’s defense, it includes Austria’s former justice minister.”
As of August 2016, Firtash has not returned to Ukraine following the Maidan revolution of 2014. The current status of many of his various offices and titles within Ukraine are not clear; specifically those not directly related to his own business holdings. To date, he has retained ownership of his assets within Ukraine, including those areas presently under Russian control.
In September 2016, after serving as president of the FEU for five years, Firtash resigned the position of the FEU President.
The Vienna Regional Criminal Court rejected the U.S. request for the extradition of Firtash on 30 April 2015. Judge Christoph Bauer said that the request for extradition was “politically motivated”.
On 25 November 2015, German media reported that Firtash could return to Ukraine and participate in the FEU on 2 December. On 26 November, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry of Ukraine, Artem Shevchenko, said that the Interior Ministry had no criminal proceedings against Firtash, but there was a proceeding for the Ostchem group in which he was summoned as a witness.
On 28 November 2015, the head of the Ukrainian airspace administration instructed that airspace be closed to private aircraft, to prevent Firtash from returning. On 1 December, Firtash said that the Ukrainian government took unprecedented steps to disrupt his visit to Ukraine.
Firtash was arrested by Austrian authorities in March 2014. In February 2017, the Vienna Court of Appeals ordered that Firtash be extradited to the United States, to face charges that he had secured a titanium extraction permit in India through $18.5 million in bribes.
In April 2014, Firtash stated that despite the difficult conditions of doing business during Ukraine’s political crisis, Ostchem enterprises, part of Dmitry Firtash’s Group DF, continued to increase production. The investments directed to the development and modernization of Ostchem enterprises allowed significant increases in the production capacities of Rivne Azot, Stirol Concern, and Crimea soda plant in the first quarter of 2014.
In February 2014, the British Ministry of Defence sold the Brompton Road tube station to Firtash, who planned to convert the site into residential flats. As of August 2017, the property remained unused because (according to his lawyer) Firtash “could not travel from Vienna to London due to a U.S. extradition request”.
In March 2014, on behalf of the business circles of Ukraine, Firtash addressed Aleksandr Shokhin, the Head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and the wider business community concerning the situation in the political arena and urged Russian businessmen to stop the war between Russia and Ukraine.
On 3 April 2014, Firtash announced that he hoped the forthcoming presidential elections would overcome the chaos in Ukraine and strengthen the country on the international political scene. He said: “I will not allow for my reputation to be ruined by those who are driven by political motivations and are not interested in Ukraine and its people”. On 11 April 2014, he urged big Ukrainian business to act according to the logic of “economic patriotism” and buy up goods in domestic companies.
A profile piece published about Firtash by the BBC on 30 April 2014, stated that because he acted as a go-between in the gas trade between Turkmenistan and Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine prime minister at the time made hostile attempts to push Firtash and his firm out of Ukraine-Russia gas control negotiations in 2009.
In an interview given to the BBC in May 2014, Firtash protested his innocence, denied paying bribes and any links to organized crime. He reiterated his belief that he is a pawn in the geo-political struggle between the United States and Russia.
In May 2014, Firtash also stated that Ukraine must be strong, neutral and independent. He also pointed out that the top priority faced by Ukraine is to legitimize the government, which can only become a possibility after having the elections.
In 2014, a special report by Reuters documented the Gazprom sold more than 20 billion cubic metres of gas at below market prices, enabling Firtash to make up to $3 billion during the deal. The report also notes the release of documents that prove Putin extended credit lines to Firtash of up to $11 billion which helped Firtash extend influence during the 2010 presidential election in Ukraine.
Living in Vienna, Austria, since 2014 Firtash has been resisting extradition to the United States on bribery and racketeering charges, and has sought to have the charges dropped. Firtash’s attorneys obtained a September 2019 statement from Viktor Shokin, the former Ukrainian prosecutor general who was forced out under pressure from multiple countries and non-governmental organizations, as conveyed to Ukraine by then-vice president Joe Biden. Shokin asserted in the statement that Biden actually had him fired because he refused to stop his investigation into Burisma, a Ukrainian energy firm that employed Biden’s son. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who asserts he has “nothing to do with Firtash,” has promoted the statement in television appearances as purported evidence of wrongdoing by the Bidens.
On 13 March 2014, Austrian authorities arrested Firtash. U.S. law enforcement authorities sought to have Firtash extradited after a judge in Virginia issued a warrant for his arrest on bribery and other charges. A week later, Firtash was released on bail of €125 million (£105m, $172m), the largest in Austrian history. He said: “thankfully, I have the utmost confidence in the Austrian judicial system and will use all legal means to prove my innocence”. He said U.S. authorities were making allegations that were “completely absurd and unfounded”. In April, a U.S. grand jury in Chicago indicted Firtash and five others under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on charges that included bribery, racketeering, and money laundering. The charges centered on a $18.5 million bribe offered to government officials in India related to titanium mining licenses, with the minerals destined for sale to Chicago-based Boeing.
On 23 February, Firtash was released from custody on the €125 million bail deposited in 2014. However, that same day he was arrested and held in custody in connection with the U.S. extradition request.
Firtash bought back 100 percent of InterInter Media Group Limited from Valeriy Khoroshkovskyi on 1 February 2013, for his GDF Media Limited. Firtash had sold various channels to Khoroshkovskyi’s U.A. Inter Media Group Ltd in June 2007 while consolidating other business interests. Firtash owns seven television channels as well as an influential Kiev-based Ukrainian News Agency. Firtash is also cited as having part ownership of SCL Group and thus Cambridge Analytica through various shell companies, by the U.S. documentary Active Measures, in its breakdown of the Russian–U.S. relationship before and after the 2016 election.
In October 2013, Firtash was introduced into the state commission of cooperation with the World Trade Organization by the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych.
On 23 July 2013, brothers Ilya and Vadim Segal, the New York-based owners of Dancroft Holdings, brought charges in New York County Supreme Court against Firtash and Nadra Bank, then Ukraine’s eighth-largest bank. The suit accuses Firtash, the bank’s owner, of seizing their assets via “sham lawsuits” over debt, and of using his connections with President Viktor Yanukovich to guarantee the outcomes in court cases. The suit stated that the former head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Valeriy Khoroshkovskyi, is a business partner of Firtash, together with head of the presidential administration, Serhiy Lyovochkin, and former Ukrainian energy minister, Deputy Prime Minister Yuriy Boiko. According to the complaint, the SBU, in bringing charges against the Segals, was acting on behalf of Firtash.
On 24 February, Vienna Regional Court dismissed the Vienna prosecutor’s application to impose provisional detention pending surrender regarding the U.S. extradition case. The question where Firtash was to be extradited – to Spain or the United States – is in the jurisdiction of the Minister of Justice of Austria, Wolfgang Brandstetter.
In 2012, Firtash initiated the establishment of a venture investment fund, Bukovyna, aimed at supporting small enterprise. It has become Ukraine’s first investment fund offering preferential lending support to small businesses in all sectors of the economy.
In the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election, Firtash was perceived as being one of Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform’s (UDAR) main sponsors. This has been denied by UDAR.
Firtash was elected President of the Joint Representative Body, a joint representative agency of employers at the national level, on 29 November 2011.
Firtash unified the employers’ organizations of Ukraine into a single powerful association, the Federation of Employers of Ukraine (FEU), which he presided over from November 2011 to September 2016. The FEU membership includes companies and enterprises collectively generating 70 percent of Ukraine’s GDP. It represents employers’ interests in the economic, social and labor relations with the government and trade unions at the national level.
Certain analysts and Ukrainian politicians believe that Firtash is a secret force behind the sentencing of Yulia Tymoshenko in 2011, either for revenge or to hinder Ukraine’s European Union integration for personal financial gain. Firtash was accused in a New York court of “masterminding” Tymoshenko’s imprisonment; the case was dismissed in March 2013.
In 2010, Firtash launched an effort towards consolidation of the Ukrainian nitrogen business. From September 2010 to September 2011, Firtash acquired ownership in ‘Concern STIROL’ (Horlivka), ‘Severodonetsk Production Association Azot’ and ‘Cherkassy Azot’. In just over a year, the joint marketing strategy of the four fertilizer manufacturers owned by Firtash substantially strengthened its domestic market position.
Firtash is a controversial figure in Ukraine. According to documents uncovered during the United States diplomatic cables leak in 2010, Firtash told U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor of needing permission from alleged Russian crime boss Semyon Mogilevich to do business in Ukraine during the lawless 1990s. The same documents suggest that Firtash also claimed to be friends with President Viktor Yushchenko. Firtash denied the remarks. Allegedly, Gazprom, a Russian natural-gas extraction company, had asked Mogilevich to oversee natural-gas deliveries from Russia to Ukraine via gas intermediary RosUkrEnergo. All parties deny connections with Mogilevich. Other cables said Firtash and Mogilevich were linked through offshore companies either by joint ownership through former spouses or through Firtash-headed companies in which Mogilevich’s former spouse was the shareholder. It was also suspected that Raiffeisen Bank, an Austrian-based bank, was a front to legitimize RosUkrEnergo.
On 16 June 2009, Yulia Tymoshenko accused the other candidates in the 2010 Ukrainian presidential election – Viktor Yushchenko, Arseniy Yatseniuk and Viktor Yanukovych – of sharing a single campaign headquarters financed by Firtash. She accused Firtash, who is a key contributor to Yanukovych, of fraudulently using New York real estate through which to launder money from Ukraine through the United States and then back to Ukraine to support various corrupt political activities and politicians. On 26 April 2011, Tymoshenko sued Firtash and RosUkrEnergo in a U.S. District Court in Manhattan, accusing them of manipulating an arbitration court ruling in Stockholm – the ruling had ordered Ukraine’s state energy company, Naftogaz, to pay RosUkrEnergo 11 billion cubic meters of natural gas to compensate for fuel it had “expropriated” plus 1.1 billion cubic meters of gas as a penalty. Both Firtash and RosUkrEnergo officials denied the allegations and a U.S. judge dismissed the lawsuits in September 2015.
In 2008, Firtash was involved with a firm owned by Paul Manafort in a $895 million project to redevelop the Drake Hotel in New York City into a spa and luxury mall to be called Bulgari Tower. According to court records, Firtash’s firm had planned to invest $100 million in the project. The deal was never finalized.
In 2008, on Firtash’s initiative and with his financial support,the University of Cambridge in the UK established a Cambridge Ukrainian Studies program aimed at promoting the study of Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage. Another charity initiative by Firtash enabled the establishment of Cambridge–Ukraine studentships, that make it possible for eligible students from Ukraine to seek a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge. Firtash is a member of the Guild of Cambridge Benefactors, which recognizes major benefactors of over £1 million to the University and Cambridge Colleges. After Firtash’s arrest, human rights organizations criticized the university for accepting the funds.
In 2007, a private international group of companies, Group DF (“the Firtash group of companies”) was formed to consolidate Firtash’s business assets in different sectors. Presently, Group DF incorporates assets in the chemical industry, energy sector and real estate, and this consolidation effort is still underway.
He was married to his second wife, Maria Kalinovskaya (Ukrainian: Марія Калиновской ), from 2001 until 2006. His stepson, Sergei Kalinovsky (Ukrainian: Сергей Калиновский ), fled Ukraine in September 2007 after he had a traffic accident on 30 May 2007 in which the driver, Vladimir Kulikovsky (Ukrainian: Владимир Куликовский ), and the passenger, Anastasia Bronnikov (Ukrainian: Анастасия Бронникова ), of a parked vehicle were killed. Kalinovsky was charged in their deaths and is on the international wanted list.
His current wife Lada Pavlovna Firtasha (Ukrainian: Лада Павлівна Фірташа ), his daughter Anna (Ukrainian: Ганна ) (b. 2005), and son Dmitri (Ukrainian: Дмитро ) (b. 2007) are all Russian citizens and, as of April 2016, they all reside in Moscow.
In 2005, through LM Holdings of Nice and later the Irish firm Morga Ltd, he acquired the Villa La Mauresque near Cap Ferrat, Saint Jean Cap Ferat in the Cote d’Azure of France.
Firtash is co-owner of RosUkrEnergo and controls much of the Ukrainian titanium industry. He gained control of former state-owned titanium assets across Ukraine in 2004. He also owns several chemical plants. In May 2011, Firtash took over Nadra Bank (at the time Ukraine’s 11th largest bank). Nadra Bank had gone into default in 2009, but it has since restructured its foreign debt with significant write-offs.
In spring 2002, Firtash ran for parliament as a member of the all-Ukrainian political association Women for the Future, under the patronage of Lyudmila Kuchma, a wife of Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma. The party won 2.11% of the vote, below the 3% threshold required for representation in the Ukrainian parliament. In 2010, Firtash was involved in financing Viktor Yanukovych’s presidential campaign. Firtash stated that he sincerely believed that Yanukovych would learn from the events of 2003–2004 and adopt different policies. Since 2011, they have been at odds on questions of public policy. In 2011, Firtash said that Yushchenko had planned good reforms, but Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko had not allowed him to implement them.
Firtash began his business career almost immediately after completing his military service. He founded a trading company in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, eventually moving to Moscow in the early 1990s.
He was married to his first wife Ludmila Grabovetskaya (Ukrainian: Людмила Грабовецкая ) and they have a daughter Ivanna (Ukrainian: Иванна ) (b. 1988).
The celebration of the 75th anniversary of Kherson Regional Musical and Drama Theater largely owes its success to Firtash’s endowment. His sponsorship enabled a major restoration of Chernivtsi Regional Musical and Drama Theater, on the theater’s 80th anniversary.
Dmytro Vasylovych Firtash (Ukrainian: Дмитро́ Васи́льович Фі́рташ ; born 2 May 1965) is a Ukrainian businessman who heads the board of directors of Group DF. U.S. federal prosecutors described Firtash in 2017 court papers as an associate of Russian organized crime. He was highly influential during the Yuschenko administration and the Yanukovych administration. As a middleman for the Russian natural gas giant Gazprom, Firtash funneled money into the campaigns of pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine.
Firtash was born on 2 May 1965 in Bohdanivka, Zalishchiky Raion (Ternopil Oblast), Ukraine, Soviet Union. His father Vasily (Ukrainian: Василь ) was a driver and his mother Maria Grigorovna (Ukrainian: Марія Григорівна ) had two degrees (economics and veterinary medicine) and worked at a livestock farm and then a sugar mill as an accountant. Since the 1990s, the village has been called Synkiv.
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|Real Name||Dmytro Vasylovych Firtash|
Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace
|Age (2021)||56 Years|
|Date Of Birth||2 May 1965|
|Food Habits||Not Available|
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In Feet: not available
In Pound: not available
Dmytro Firtash Personal Life, Spouse, Wife
|Marital Status||not available|
Dmytro Vasylovych Firtash Net Worth
The Dmytro Vasylovych Firtash Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.
|Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)||$80K – $85k USD|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$4 million- $6 million USD|
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