MOSCOW, October 2 (RAPSI) – Interpol has refused a request filed by Russian authorities to issue red notice, or international wanted person alert, for Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, Alexander Drymanov of Russian Investigative Committee said addressing the issue in the upper house of parliament on Thursday.

The request was turned down as politically motivated, Drymanov said.

Russian investigative authorities opened a criminal case against Kolomoisky and Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov in June.

Avakov and Kolomoisky are accused of masterminding murders, using prohibited methods and means of warfare, abduction, and other crimes linked to the armed conflict in the southeastern regions of Ukraine.

Moreover, Kolomoisky is allegedly financing the ultra-nationalist Right Sector and several armed groups that are taking part in military operations in Donbas.

Authorities of the Republic of Crimea which opted to break away from Ukraine and enter Russia decided in September to nationalize property of Kolomoisky located within the territory of the republic. Three luxury tourist resorts and one hotel were on the list.

Besides, the businessman might be stripped of an office building in central Moscow.