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Tough times ahead for Ukraine's oligarchs under new government?

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Feb. 23, 2014, 3:57 p.m. | Business — by Ivan Verstyuk

Ukrainian billionaires Rinat Akhmetov (L) and Dmytro Firtash in 201. Both of them were once strong backers of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
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Ivan Verstyuk

Ivan Verstyuk is the Kyiv Post's associate business editor. Previously he worked as a senior editor for the Ukrainian office of RBC, a business news agency that covers Eastern Europe. He has contributed to the Columbia Journalism Review as well as several local publications.

A group of wealthy men who increased their fortunes under the rule of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych through murky deals and state auctions could be at risk in the new political order.

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