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Oligarch-controlled companies continue to dominate politics and business, exploiting – from our view near the bottom – access, power and influence for personal gain.

Heavily involved are select top executives who sit high above the rest of Ukraine’s population in skyscraper offices, contemplating how to score even more billion-dollar deals that make their owners wealthier as the national debt sharply increases and despair rises among many citizens.

Ukraine’s economy remains chronically sick today due to decades of sham privatizations that robbed state coffers, making government finances today dependent on billion-dollar bailouts from the International Monetary Fund.

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