Igor Kolomoiskyi, governor of the restive Dnipropetrovsk region of east Ukraine and a rough-and-tumble tycoon, was handed political power and the right to establish an army in the wake of last year’s Maidan revolution. Last week, he triggered what some are calling a serious political crisis by using that force to seize the state oil company’s headquarters in Kyiv, the Christian Science Monitor newspaper writes.
“Kolomoiskyi isn’t a separatist; this is a very different kind of challenge from what we face in Donbass,” says Yuriy Yakymenko, Deputy Director General, Director of Political and Legal Programmes at the Razumkov Center. “This is …read more
Source: Razumkov Centre