Posts Tagged ‘ Leonid Kuchma ’

Ukraine’s oligarchs could have final say in political crisis

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

Some billionaires are wary of a Putin-style crackdown Daniel McLaughlin Ukraine’s crisis may not be resolved on the streets of Kiev, or in the headquarters of the government or president, but in the lavish offices and villas of billionaire oligarchs whose wealth affords them huge political power. Whereas Russian president Vladimir Putin has forced tycoons…

As Pro-European Protests Seize Ukraine, Jewish Oligarch Victor Pinchuk Is a Bridge to the West

Dec 14th, 2013 | By

The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law By Maria Danilova — Dec 13, 2013 One breezy evening last September, Viktor Pinchuk, Ukraine’s second-richest man, stepped onstage at the Livadia Palace in the Black Sea resort of Yalta to introduce the star speaker…