Viktor Pinchuk

By Ievgen Vorobiov of the Polish Institute of International Affairs

With protests in Kiev turning increasingly violent, the chances of a political compromise seem far less than they were just a month ago. Until recently, hopes for an agreement rested partly with the supposedly moderating influence of the country’s oligarchs. But this has changed. Read more

How hard is it for a multi-billionaire to donate half of his fortune to charity? Most of us will never know.

But if more rich people took this step, the world could become a “fairer” place, according to Victor Pinchuk (pictured). The billionaire businessman this week became the first Ukrainian to join the Giving Pledge launched by US billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett – and promise to give away at least half his money. Read more