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Ukraine turns to its oligarchs for help

WEALTHY GOVERNORS:The oligarchs exercise great influence over thousands of workers in the east, but their appointment may be seen as favoring the rich

NY Times News Service, KIEV

Yuri Lutsenko, an opposition leader who played a prominent role in the three-month protest movement that led to the toppling of Yanukovych, told the newspaper Ukrainska Pravda that the purpose of appointing the oligarchs to run the regional governments “is to stabilize the situation in regions using not only state resources, but also private resources for the integrity of Ukraine.”

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