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Smoke billows from the chimneys of the Ilycha steelworks in the industrial city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich).

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Of oligarchs and corruption: Ukraine faces its own demons

March 24, 2015, Jeremy Shapiro and Hannah Thoburn

While combat continues in Eastern Ukraine, a perhaps more important battle for the soul of Ukraine is playing out in the political corridors and the corporate boardrooms of Kyiv. If Ukraine cannot make the changes it has promised itself, the country may find that it is its own worst enemy.  

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