In addition to his vast candy empire, his business interests include automobiles, shipping, agriculture and media. Poroshenko got rich buying up state assets after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, then moved into politics. But unlike many of Ukraine’s other oligarchs, he is not widely perceived as corrupt. Kyiv-based political analyst Ivan Lozowy remains critical: “He bought his way in; that’s the way it works in Ukraine.” Yet one Euromaidan supporter sees a bright side: “He has so much money he does not need to steal any more.”
DONETSK, October 8 (RIA Novosti) – Kiev would not let the German convoy with humanitarian aid into southeastern Ukraine because of fears that foreign staff will see the real situation in the region, Deputy Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Andrei Purgin said Wednesday.
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