Ukraina shopping mall director says he faces threats

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Dec. 20, 2011, 6:32 p.m. | Business — by Mark Rachkevych

Security guards prevent Rostyslav Levinson (L), the newly appointed acting director of Ukraina department store, from entering the management office of Ukraina department store while the head of the U.B.B. security firm (far right) speaks with him.
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Mark Rachkevych

Mark has been a reporter for the Kyiv Post since 2006, but joined full-time in 2009. A native Chicagoan where he was the co-founder of the now defunct Glasshouse Magazine, Mark currently is an editor of business news and still contributes stories on an ongoing basis. He is a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, a graduate of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, and fluent in the Ukrainian and Russian languages.

Security guards today threatened the use of force against Rostyslav Levinzon, the newly appointed acting director of the $50 million Ukraina shopping mall, he told the Kyiv Post.
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Anonymous Dec. 20, 2011, 7:19 p.m.    

Investors.....come to Ukraine.....we are equal opportunity investment nation........bring us your money and build,,,,and we will steal it !!!

What a joke.....!

What an embarasssment.!

1% oligarch mafia crooks control 80% of GDP.....

Time for a change.....

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Anonymous Dec. 20, 2011, 9:32 p.m.    

Ukrainians are acting like Russians.

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Anonymous Dec. 21, 2011, 12:25 p.m.    

Invest in Ukraine where 92.75 percent shareholder means nothing against an influential Oligarch or Politician who wants to steal your business after you build it on your own money. Ukraine is a 3rd world country.

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