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Oligarchs nouveaux? Why some say Ukraine is still in thrall to an elite


The corrupt power enjoyed by a wealthy clique sparked the country’s Maidan revolution, but the transparent governance promised by Ukraine’s new leaders is proving difficult to deliverIn Ukraine, government supporters, western diplomats and opposition figures tend to reply to inquiries about how the process of “de-oligarchisation” is proceeding in the country with exactly the same response: hearty laughter.Unlike in Russia, where the term “oligarch” has been a misnomer since Vladimir Putin stripped them of real political clout more than 10 years ago, Ukraine has been an oligarchy in the true sense, with a few extremely wealthy men wielding huge power …read more

Source: The Guardian

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