The conflict between the Central government and the Governor of Dnipropetrovsk oblast Igor Kolomoisky, which led to the resignation of the latter, became the biggest clash in while still unfolding conflict between the Ukrainian government and oligarchy, writes.
"this may be the single most important front in the battle for Ukraine's future," says the magazine.
Ukrainian Oligarchs have accumulated their wealth in the end, shadow of privatization transactions in the 1990-ies. In a reversal from Russian tycoons, which Vladimir Putin was removed from the policy, they have kept the unlimited influence on the leadership of the country, underscores the British magazine.
"Ownership of the media enables them to act as" laborers of kings ". The voting system of closed party lists means that their servants have the opportunity to freely slide in the Parliament. Corrupt courts carry out their will. In the end, business and the state is not only co-exist - often one and the same, " writes The Economist.
"The Maidan has removed Yanukovych, but not oligarchic system," drew the attention of the people's elected Happy and journalist Serhiy Leshchenko, quoted by the magazine.
in the past year, management has addressed the Ukrainian oligarchs for use in armed conflict in the East of the country. However, the same Igor Kolomoisky, financing volunteer battalions and announcing a reward for the capture of " separatists ", defended not only Ukraine, but also their " business Empire ", emphasizes the media.
the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko itself is an oligarch and "energized resentment" competitors, appointing business partners and friends to government positions. The oligarchs incessantly warring against each other for "the share of the economic pie," says The Economist. The magazine cites the opinion of a member of Parliament, Victoria Wojcicki, who believes that the changes in the country have the opportunity to occur only in the end " system reset ".
The relationship between Kolomoisky and the authorities of Ukraine escalated after the Verkhovna Rada on March 19, adopted amendments in the law on joint stock companies, which deprived him of his observations on the company " Ukrnafta ". In addition, differences arose in connection with the replacement of the leadership of the organization " Ukrtransnafta ". Until recently it was headed by Oleksandr Lazorko, who is considered close to Kolomoisky. However, the state as the sole shareholder of "Ukrtransnafta" was removed from Lazorko the range of possibilities the Chairman of the Board.
then, accompanied by armed guards Kolomoisky came to office organization, to stand up for Lazorko, where he had a Conflict with media professionals. After this incident Poroshenko reprimanded Kolomoisky for the nonobservance of the instructions in profetica.
on Wednesday, the President signed a decree releasing Kolomoisky as head of Dnipropetrovsk regional administration.