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You're reading: In Ukraine, the rich take from the poor

On Oct. 17, the world marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. But in Ukraine it went almost unnoticed.

I got interested in the issue of poverty eight years ago, in the midst of a scandal that the central bank, which was then controlled by the National Bank Governor Viktor Yushchenko, paid for the education of his eldest daughter.

The sum involved in this allegedly corrupt act was tiny, even in those relatively clean days – just a few thousand dollars. What struck me was Yushchenko’s cynical phrase: “I don’t see anything in the fact that children of bankers become bankers,” he said.

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