March 5, 2014

The Absurd Subplot in Ukraine

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg


There is an absurd subplot in the very serious conflict between Russia and Ukraine: Russian President Vladimir Putin is publicly trading insults with Ukrainian billionaire Ihor Kolomoyskyy, recently appointed governor of the industrial Dnepropetrovsk region by Ukraine's interim government.

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