March 8, 2014

The Oligarch in the Middle of the Crisis

Katya Soldak, Forbes

The Associated Press

Ukraine’s second-richest man, worth an estimated $3.2 billion, saw the swelling crowds move from rock-throwing to song-singing; he saw the snipers shooting unarmed protesters; he saw a tyrant fall, a new government struggle. And he’s still watching, as Russian troops pour into Crimea and his country flirts with national schism.

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