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     Jun 26, '14


Ukrainian firms fight thuggery
By Tom Balmforth

Yaroslav Pidgaynyi grinned with disbelief as he set foot back in his office for the first time since he was chased out onto the street 10 months ago by a group of men who seized control of the major urban architecture firm where he is director.

Last September, a gang alleged to have ties to Artyom Pshonka,



the son of Viktor Yanukovych's - now fugitive - prosecutor-general, took control of the sprawling Soviet-era "Kiev Project" building, an architecture and engineering hub for millions of dollars in construction in the capital every year.

They then gained full control of Kiev Project by illegally electing and appointing their man as director. And when Pidgaynyi and two stakeholders appealed to the police, they themselves were targeted with criminal investigations and went on the run. More ...

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