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Ukraine Entrepreneurial Supply Lines Keep Kiev Blockades Fueled

Feb 14th, 2014 | By

By James M. Gomez, Kateryna Choursina and Volodymyr Verbyany Feb 13, 2014 5:00 PM ET Oleksandr swept out of his hulking canvas tent near Independence Square dressed from head to toe in camouflage, and greeted another day on Kiev’s front lines. The army uniform, complete with matching bullet-proof vest, was part of a larger donation…

Ukrainian Tycoons’ Shifting Loyalties

Dec 21st, 2013 | By

By Henry Meyer, Kateryna Choursina, and Daryna Krasnolutska December 19, 2013 Most people associate oligarchs with Russia’s post-Soviet history, when ruthless men bought state assets on the cheap, built business empires, and made fortunes. But Russia isn’t the only nation whose economy is dominated by oligarchs. In neighboring Ukraine, about a dozen businessmen have a…