Ukraine's Poroshenko Fires Oligarch Kolomoisky From Key Regional Post

March 25, 2015 9:52 AM

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KIEV — Ukraine's president has fired billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky as governor of a key region in the east, the presidential website said Wednesday, after armed men that lawmakers said were linked to the oligarch raided a state-owned oil firm.

Kolomoisky has been at the centre of a political storm since the masked men briefly entered the offices of UkrTransNafta on Thursday night after its director, his ally, was summarily replaced.

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