KIEV The two men vying to be Ukraine's next president traded insults in a raucous debate on Friday in front of thousands of supporters before an election that could put a comedian with no political experience in charge of a country at war.
KIEV Ukrainian tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky won a major victory on Thursday in his battle with the government over the nationalization of the country's largest bank as a court ruled the change of ownership was illegal.
KIEV Ukrainian tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky said on Thursday he expects some "odious individuals" at the central bank could be removed from office if presidential front-runner Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Sunday's run-off election.
KIEV, April 18 Ukrainian tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky
said on Thursday he expects some "odious individuals" at the
central bank could be removed from office if presidential
front-runner Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Sunday's run-off election.
KIEV Volodymyr Zelenskiy, front runner to be the next Ukrainian president, has connections to one of the country's wealthiest tycoons that are undermining his image as an insurgent who will sweep aside the powerful moneyed elite. | Video
KIEV A comedian with no political experience took a commanding lead in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election, offering a fresh face to voters fed up with corruption in a country on the front line of the West's standoff with Russia. | Video
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KIEV Andriy Verbetskiy is not a typical election observer. Just days before Sunday's presidential vote in Ukraine, he was leading several hundred members of an ultra-nationalist group called the National Militia in a protest that ended in clashes with police.
MOSCOW Russian steel company Evraz said a decision by Roman Abramovich and his partners to sell some of their shares in the group would reduce sanctions risks.
MOSCOW Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered state oil company PDVSA's office in Lisbon to be relocated to Moscow, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on Friday, a move she said was designed to help safeguard her country's assets.