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Mutual friends and borrowed cars: how Ukraine's would-be leader is linked to tycoon

WorldNews Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Mutual friends and borrowed cars: how Ukraine's would-be leader is linked to tycoonBy Polina Ivanova KIEV, April 16 (Reuters) - Volodymyr Zelenskiy, front runner to be the next Ukrainian president, has connections to one of the country's wealthiest tycoons that are undermining his image as an insurgent who will sweep aside the powerful moneyed elite. Presenting himself as an anti-establishment outsider backed by spontaneous grass-roots support, Zelenskiy won the first round of voting last month, and opinion polls make him strong favourite in the run-off on April 21 against the incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko. Zelenskiy's ties to oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky have, however, become an election issue. Poroshenko has said that, if elected, Zelenskiy will do the businessman's...

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