Longtime Naftogaz spokesman: In siding with intermediaries, officials betray national interests

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Dec. 3, 2010, 1:43 a.m. | Ukraine — by Peter Byrne

Dmytro Marunych

Dmytro Marunych worked from 2004 to June 2010 as deputy head of the press office of state-run energy monopoly, Naftogaz Ukraine.
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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 5:39 a.m.    

The hidden owner of ETG was Dmytro Firtash, an obscure Ukrainian businessman with little if any known assets.

Despite this disadvantage, Firtash received almost $300 million in credits from Russian banks for his company in 2003.

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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 11:42 a.m.    

Фото зачетное :) Нигде раньше не было совместного фото парочки Бойко-Фирташ.

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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 2:27 p.m.    

What a friendly interviewer. No hard questions for the interviewee. KP already has its point of view and all the interviewee needs to do is to confirm it. Eg:

KP: Do you think the objective of Ukraine’s current leadership is the total destruction of Naftogaz, and to play into Russia’s interests this way?

What a biased question. Personally I do think Yanuk's gov is a disaster, corrupt and only out for certain limited interests (and not necessarily Russian) but that doesn't allow for questions like these. No wonder there's a lot of accusations of bias against this paper.

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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 6:42 p.m.    

And pray tell... what other Ukrainian news organisation has even dared to report these issues?

I laugh when censors (and their apologists) cry bias!

They betray themselves...

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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 7:40 p.m.    

Poor Ukrainians- how badly they have been treated by the elected governments of their time.National benefits have been diverted to fill the bank accounts of scum.

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