Ukraine-UK

Firtash: brighter side

The first associations that come to mind for many Brits when Ukraine is mentioned are likely things such as Chernobyl; the 2012 European football tournament; the 2004 Orange Revolution; Yulia Tymoshenko; Europe’s breadbasket (perhaps); and billionaire oligarchs who, along with Russian counterparts, have bought up some of London’s most expensive flats.

One of them, billionaire Dmitry Firtash (pictured) – a chemicals-to-energy magnate and former partner of Russia’s Gazprom in the supplying natural gas to Ukraine and Europe – hopes to show Ukraine’s brighter side. Read more