Oligarchs Recruited To Tame Eastern Ukraine

Oligarchs Recruited To Tame Eastern Ukraine

Via AFP:

After losing control of Crimea, Ukraine's embattled new government is turning to the nation's oligarchs to stamp out the flames of separatism in the mainly Russian-speaking east.

The fledgling leadership has appointed tycoons to head up the Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk regions -- once bastions of support for Kremlin-backed former president Viktor Yanukovych.

The 58-year-old leader of the Industrial Union of Donbass, Sergiy Taruta, is the new governor in the rust belt region of Donetsk, which has been in upheaval since Yanukovych fled to Russia.

Taruta's net worth is estimated by Forbes...

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