From RFERL: https://www.rferl.org/a/kyiv-moscow-say-zelenskiy-patrushev-did-not-meet-in-oman/30434651.html
“Kyiv, Moscow Say Zelenskiy, Patrushev Did Not Meet In Oman
February 14, 2020 14:10 GMT By RFE/RL
Presidential offices in Kyiv and Moscow say Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev did not meet in Oman last month, as rumors swirled following a report by the investigative journalism group Schemes (Skhemy), that showed the two officials crossed paths in the Middle Eastern country.
Schemes, a joint project run by RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service and UA:Pershy television, reported on February 13 that Patrushev, a long-time friend and close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrived in Oman at night on January 7 aboard a chartered plane which Zelenskiy then used the next day to return to Kyiv.
Andriy Yermak, head of the Ukrainian presidential administration, called the report “a lie from the beginning to the end,” while Zelenskiy’s press secretary, Yulia Mendel, wrote in a post on Facebook on February 14 that it was “hard to deny that some Russian officials fly to Oman,” though the two did not meet.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said any allegations concerning a Zelenskiy-Patrushev meeting are “malarkey” and “a classic example of fake news.”
The Schemes report quoted unnamed sources saying that Patrushev was aboard the plane and that sources had access to the database on the Russian border crossings.
It has not been confirmed officially that Zelenskiy was aboard the same plane when flying from Oman to Ukraine on January 8.
With reporting by RFE/RL’s Russian and Ukrainian services
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“Putin’s trusted security operative, secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation flies to Oman precisely at the time President Zelensky is resting there. He doesn’t fly on a government plane, instead using a chartered flight, which is difficult to tie to specific individuals. It is this charter that later becomes available to President Zelensky for his urgent return to Kyiv, which for some reason ended up being delayed for almost a day,” the report says…” Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/politics/10873688-russian-security-council-secretary-flew-to-oman-while-zelensky-was-there-media.html
The plane was a Bombardier Global Express 6000 charter: tail No. 9H-VJN
The picture of the two seems to be a photomontage to get the point across.
IT’S GOOD THAT SOMEONE IS WATCHING ZELENSKY:
“Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky fires aide and brings in Russia adviser Dismissed chief of staff Andriy Bogdan was previously a lawyer to oligarch“, byIgor Kolomoisky, Roman Olearchyk in Kyiv FEBRUARY 11 2020, FT: https://archive.li/joQo6
Will Putin forgive Kolomoisky for calling him a “schizophrenic dwarf”, however?
“The comedian and the oligarch: Will a media, metal and aviation tycoon be the big winner of the Ukrainian election?” By Vijai Maheshwari, 4/17/19, Politico, https://archive.li/DuXRq
Former President Poroshenko made his money from chocolate.
“A Ukrainian Billionaire Fought Russia. Now He’s Ready to Embrace It.” By Anton Troianovski Nov. 13, 2019, NYT: https://archive.li/5Epyp
He makes some complaint about markets opening too slowly in the west, as one of his excuses. However, the first “standard” for radioactive food imports to the United States was because they didn’t want to put market restrictions on Chernobyl food imports.