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Kolomoisky Is About to Devour Ukraine
Business
Kolomoisky Is About to Devour Ukraine
February 21, 2015

About a quarter century ago oligarchic capitalism started to grow in the soil of Ukraine. It is based on «natural selection» – oligarchs devour small and medium businesses, as well as state assets. With primitive capital accumulation resources coming to an end, oligarchs begin to devour each other… After the coup of 2014 the «natural selection» process in Ukraine abruptly accelerated… Rinat Akhmetov once was the leading oligarch in Ukraine, now he has left the world 100 wealthiest people list. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index brought him down from 88th to 121st… Now Petro Poroshenko and Igor Kolomoisky are reaching the final…

Country’s Future and Drastic Reshuffle in Ukrainian Tycoons’ Ranks
February 20, 2015

The civil war unleashed by the ruling regime in Ukraine resulted in human suffering and degradation of national economy, as well as transformation of ruling elite. The perception that nine families of tycoons rule the country does not correspond to reality anymore. The ruling circle gets rapidly narrowed as big business in the south-east gets bankrupt with its property systematically eliminated as if it were done according to some plan… The temporary cease-fire is in force as a result of Minsk agreement, but the internal fight between tycoon clans is in full swing…

Country’s Future and Drastic Reshuffle in Ukrainian Tycoons’ Ranks
Business
Ukraine: Tycoon Rinat Akhmetov Creates Puzzle
World
Ukraine: Tycoon Rinat Akhmetov Creates Puzzle
May 19, 2014

…There was a leak into media about Steinmeier meeting Rinat Akhmetov on May 13 during his short visit to Ukraine. The information was scarce. The Foreign Minister’s schedule was pretty busy including the meetings with Alexander Turchinov, acting speaker and president of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, acting prime minister of the country, the OSCE team and also a short stop in Odessa. The very fact that Steinmeier found time for an informal meeting with the richest Ukrainian tycoon displays how important it was for Berlin. It’s worth to note that the meeting was held away from radar screen. The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs statements omitted the fact, but some believe the event was the main part of the tour…