Ukrainian Oligarch Under Fire After Night Raid on State Oil Firm

A raid by a group of armed men in combat fatigues on a state-owned oil company in the Ukrainian capital Kiev caused uproar in parliament on Friday and thrust banking billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky into the spotlight. Two parliamentary deputies accused Kolomoisky of sending the masked men into the offices of UkrTransNafta late on Thursday night after it was announced that its chairman, an ally of the 52-year-old oligarch, had been sacked. Kolomoisky, governor of the eastern Dnipropetrovsk region and one of Ukraine's richest men with a net worth of about $3 billion according to Forbes, later came out of the building and clashed angrily with journalists.



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