Posts Tagged ‘ Dmytro Firtash ’

The Globe in Kiev: Ukraine oligarchs own political mess

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

PAUL WALDIE KIEV — The Globe and Mail Last updated Friday, Jan. 31 2014, 9:46 PM EST With Ukraine’s popular uprising showing no sign of easing, the country’s future depends largely on the actions of a few billionaires who control most of what goes on in government and have been caught off guard by the…

Thoughts from Kyiv – Jan 28, 2014

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

Maybe I’m imagining things, but I have the distinct impression that the mood on Maidan and Hrushevskoho St. changed significantly in the wake of today’s events in Parliament. The resignation of Prime Minister Azarov was accepted by the President today, and each minister in Ukraine’s government is now (as a result) an “acting minister”. The…

Ukraine’s top oligarch on US visa ban list

Jan 28th, 2014 | By

in Kyiv January 28, 2014 Powerful Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash, a shadowy figure with strong ties to Moscow and President Viktor Yanukovych, is the latest name from the new US visa ban list to be leaked to the media, according to bne sources. Two independent sources close to Ukraine’s opposition forces, one with ties to…