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  1. April 15, 2014

    Ukraine’s oligarchs accused of double dealing over separatism

    As pro-Russian separatists seized state buildings in eastern Ukraine this weekend, pro-European activists in Kiev sought out...

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    April 14, 2014

    Guest post: why is Akhmetov not combating separatism?

    By Taras Kuzio After the fall of president Viktor Yanukovich, the Euromaidan leadership turned to Ukraine’s eastern...

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  1. April 11, 2014

    Ukraine PM pledges greater autonomy for restive regions

    The prime minister of Ukraine’s new pro-western government promised citizens in the country’s Russian-speaking east that he...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Putin bares his teeth at Ukraine

    Since Russia intervened in Crimea the west has been left wondering what Vladimir Putin’s next move might be. Would the...

  3. April 8, 2014

    Kerry accuses Moscow of creating ‘pretext’ for Ukraine invasion

    The US has accused Russia of fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, calling its efforts “illegal and illegitimate” and warning...

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    March 17, 2014

    Ukraine oligarch claims he pleaded with Yanukovich to resign

    Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest oligarch, claimed to the Financial Times on Monday that he pleaded with Viktor Yanukovich...

  5. March 1, 2014

    Akhmetov joins Ukraine oligarchs in pledging to protect homeland

    Rinat Akhmetov, the richest man in Ukraine, joined the ranks of influential Ukrainian oligarchs pledging to defend their...

  6. February 26, 2014

    Britain’s economic recovery is rooted overseas

    Demonstrators outside the lavish London apartment of Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s wealthiest man, have brought the crisis on...

  7. February 23, 2014

    Bloody and tumultuous 72 hours that ended rule of Yanukovich

    The shots rang out as anti-government protesters chased retreating police from the corner of Kiev’s Independence Square on...

  8. February 23, 2014

    Five contenders to watch

    Yulia Tymoshenko The co-leader of the 2004 Orange Revolution and former premier made a dramatic appearance in front of the...

  9. February 23, 2014

    Hunt for Yanukovich as Tymoshenko pushes for Ukrainian coalition

    Ukrainians celebrate Yanukovich ousting The whereabouts of Viktor Yanukovich remained unclear on Sunday, a day after the...

  10. February 21, 2014

    Inner circle who keep Yanukovich in power

    As Ukraine faced the biggest crisis in its modern history, the EU and US renewed threats to squeeze the inner circle of...

  11. beyondbrics

    February 18, 2014

    Ukraine: too little, too late from Ukraine’s oligarchs

    As the death toll from Tuesday’s deadly clashes between Ukrainian anti-government protestors and riot police rose to more...

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    December 18, 2013

    Ukraine's Yanukovich returns from Moscow on Akhmetov's plane - and on a tight leash

    Viktor Yanukovich, the embattled Ukrainian president, flew to Moscow in comfort on Tuesday, taking a lift on the luxurious...

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    December 16, 2013

    Fitch puts Ukraine on downgrade watch as bonds rally

    It’s not a downgrade, nor even a change in outlook, but a statement issued by Fitch Ratings on Monday is still a warning....

  14. December 13, 2013

    Rival demonstrations head for Kiev as Ukraine crisis talks fail

    The first direct talks between Ukraine’s president and opposition leaders failed to resolve the country’s crisis, as both...

  15. December 13, 2013

    Ukraine’s richest oligarch Rinat Akhmetov weighs in to crisis

    Ukraine’s richest oligarch on Friday weighed in to the country’s political crisis, calling for a compromise between...

  16. December 9, 2013

    Oligarchs hold key to Yanukovich’s grip on power

    With thousands of citizens thronging Kiev’s streets, pitched against riot police and calling for the resignation of...

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    November 6, 2013

    Ukraine's Yanukovich: corruption talks, EBRD walks

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich sounded deadly serious during a passionate speech he gave on his administration’s...

  18. August 7, 2013

    Ferrexpo ‘well positioned’ to beat out Brazilian rivals

    Ferrexpo, the Ukrainian iron ore producer, said it remained on track to continue supplanting Brazilian rivals as a supplier...

  19. July 23, 2013

    Metinvest lifts Black Iron’s $1bn ore project

    Ukraine’s largest steel and mining group has teamed up with a Canadian exploration company for a planned $1bn investment to...

  20. June 5, 2013

    Ukraine’s richest man buys telecoms and 3G monopoly for $1bn

    Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, is buying his country’s fixed-line telecom monopoly and its only 3G mobile internet...

  21. May 18, 2013

    Ukrainian follows other oligarchs into London’s courts

    Three of Ukraine’s richest men are engaged in a multibillion dollar legal battle in London. It is the latest example of...

  22. March 24, 2013

    Support for Russia-Ukraine football tie-up

    Plans to merge the top divisions of the Russian and Ukrainian football leagues have won further support from club owners...

  23. beyondbrics

    February 28, 2013

    Why America’s AES sold its Ukraine utilities to Russians

    Western energy majors that are knocking on Ukraine’s door, hoping to profit from a potential shale gas bonanza, would be...

  24. beyondbrics

    February 26, 2013

    Ukraine: billionaire Akhmetov seeks partner for offshore energy project

    If you’re an international energy major eyeing opportunities in Ukraine, you may want to speak with DTEK, the energy group...

  25. October 25, 2012

    Ukraine ruling party upbeat ahead of vote

    In the days ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary elections, the mood in Donetsk – Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland and...

  26. June 15, 2012

    Kiev’s Euro 2012 chief shrugs off stress

    While he was preparing Ukraine to co-host Euro 2012, Borys Kolesnikov had a heart attack. No wonder, because Ukraine’s...

  27. December 2, 2011

    All to play for

    Despite the taste of coal dust and air pollution from the metallurgical works, Donetsk is a surprisingly attractive city of...

  28. April 18, 2011

    Oligarch buys £136m flat at Hyde Park

    Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, has bought the UK’s most expensive flat at the One Hyde Park residential development...

  29. July 26, 2010

    Banks optimistic IMF loan will reboot Ukraine

    Only a couple of weeks after Ukraine cancelled a $2bn Eurobond issue, bankers who saw it as a missed and attractive...

  30. May 14, 2010

    Posco set to bid for Zaporizhstal mill

    Posco, Asia’s third largest steel maker, is on the verge of making a break into the Ukrainian steel market by bidding for...

  31. February 12, 2010

    Bulgakov is once again our guide to Ukraine

    If you are struggling to make sense of the latest twists in Ukraine's political drama, you could do worse than book tickets...

  32. February 11, 2010

    Bulgakov is once again our guide to Ukraine

    If you are struggling to make sense of the latest twists in Ukraine’s political drama, you could do worse than book tickets...

  33. February 10, 2010

    Doubts on Yanukovich poll pledges

    Viktor Yanukovich is coming to power in Ukraine pledging market-oriented reforms. But his critics say he could struggle to...

  34. February 9, 2010

    Doubts emerge about Ukraine reform

    Members of the Regions party read newspapers in Ukraine’s parliament. Viktor Yanukovich wants to promote recovery from...

  35. February 8, 2010

    Survivor capitalises on government's moral divide

    It looks like the ultimate political comeback. Five years ago Viktor Yanukovich's political career seemed over, destroyed in...

  36. February 8, 2010

    Survivor capitalises on government's moral divide

    It looks like the ultimate political comeback. Five years ago, Viktor Yanukovich's political career seemed over, destroyed...

  37. February 8, 2010

    Yanukovich capitalises on moral divide

    Members of a local election commission at a polling station in Lutava, 100km north of Kiev, during Sunday’s presidential...

  38. January 28, 2010

    US political advisers add polish to Ukraine election candidates

    The cast of characters would be familiar to followers of US election campaigns, but this presidential fight is seven time...

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