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Special Report: How scams and shakedowns brought Ukraine to its knees

Then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich arrives to sign an EU-mediated peace deal with opposition leaders at the presidential headquarters in Kiev in this February 21, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin/Files

Then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich arrives to sign an EU-mediated peace deal with opposition leaders at the presidential headquarters in Kiev in this February 21, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin/Files

Then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich arrives to sign an EU-mediated peace deal with opposition leaders at the presidential headquarters in Kiev in this February 21, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin/Files
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Ukraine's new tax agency chief Igor Bilous poses for a photograph at his office in Kiev August 6, 2014. Picture taken August 6, 2014.  REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Ukraine's new tax agency chief Igor Bilous poses for a photograph at his office in Kiev August 6, 2014. Picture taken August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Ukraine's new tax agency chief Igor Bilous poses for a photograph at his office in Kiev August 6, 2014. Picture taken August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin
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Yoghurt produced by French Dairy Group Danone is seen displayed on a shelf in a supermarket in Lanton, southwestern France in this August 30, 2013 file photo.  REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Files

Yoghurt produced by French Dairy Group Danone is seen displayed on a shelf in a supermarket in Lanton, southwestern France in this August 30, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Files

Yoghurt produced by French Dairy Group Danone is seen displayed on a shelf in a supermarket in Lanton, southwestern France in this August 30, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Files
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Wheat is seen in a field near the southern Ukranian city of Nikolaev in this July 8, 2013 file photo.  REUTERS/Vincent Mundy/Files

Wheat is seen in a field near the southern Ukranian city of Nikolaev in this July 8, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Vincent Mundy/Files

Wheat is seen in a field near the southern Ukranian city of Nikolaev in this July 8, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Vincent Mundy/Files
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Jars of Nescafe coffee are pictured in a production facility in Orbe in this March 25, 2013 file photo.     REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files

Jars of Nescafe coffee are pictured in a production facility in Orbe in this March 25, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files

Jars of Nescafe coffee are pictured in a production facility in Orbe in this March 25, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files
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Banknotes of Ukrainian hryvnia are seen in Kiev in this May 23, 2012 file photo.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/Files

Banknotes of Ukrainian hryvnia are seen in Kiev in this May 23, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/Files

Banknotes of Ukrainian hryvnia are seen in Kiev in this May 23, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/Files
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