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Ukraine President Dismisses Billionaire Ally From Governor’s Role

25 Mar 2015 7:04 PM | Anonymous

 In the latest move in a dispute that has threatened to fracture Ukraine’s government, President Petro O. Poroshenko early Wednesday dismissed the billionaire governor of Dnipropetrovsk, an important industrial region that has been a bulwark against the advances of pro-Russian separatists. The ousted governor, Igor V. Kolomoisky, had been one of the government’s staunchest allies, and his privately financed militias had helped stop pro-Russian fighters from moving beyond the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where they have been waging war for nearly a year.  NYT.   Read More

 

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