Ukraine’s richest enjoy lavish lifestyles abroad

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Dec. 15, 2011, 9:21 p.m. | Business — by Vlad Lavrov

Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man

Vlad Lavrov

Kyiv Post staff writer

If Ukraine’s European Union membership hopes fizzle because of foreign policy fiascos under President Viktor Yanukovych, the least affected will be the very rich and influential oligarchs who back him.
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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 7:37 a.m.    

Anyone associated with PoR should be denied visas for themselves and their families. They deny freedom to average Ukrainians but themselves live like kings in the EU. It is maddening.

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 6:17 p.m.    

In addition freeze their assets in Europe this will hit them were it hurts in the pocket book ...No visas ...No access to their billions guess they will have to spend it in Ukraine-oh well it will help with the unemployment situation....LOL

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 8:26 a.m.    

If the EU wanted to effectively disapprove of the Tymoshenko affair they could start by baning these types and their school age children from EU countries

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 4:33 p.m.    

The EU has no authority in this field. Thia has to be dealt with by each individual member state.

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Anonymous Dec. 17, 2011, 12:57 a.m.    

Amazing how many of these names are Russian. Are they the descendants of those Russians sent to Ukraine to starve the citizens of Ukraine? Nice, you steal the land and now what ever is left.

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Anonymous Dec. 17, 2011, 9:33 p.m.    

Sad that the West doesn't restrict all visas of the wealthy elite who are part of this illegal and corrupt govt.

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