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Yatseniuk, confirmed as prime minister, accuses Yanukovych administration robbing Ukraine of $70 billion; 'treasury is empty'

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Feb. 27, 2014 16:17
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Arseniy Yatseniuk, confirmed on Feb. 27 as Ukraine's prime minister, talks with political ally Vitali Klitschko in parliament. Yatseniuk told lawmakers that the scale of the corruption during the four years of overthrown President Viktor Yanukovyh's reign might reach $70 billion, in an economy that has only $200 billion a year in gross national product.
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About $70 billion has been withdrawn from Ukraine's financial system over the last three years, new Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said on Feb. 27, alleging corruption on a scale that not even graft-ridden Ukrainian has ever seen. 

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