Sacked regional governor Igor Kolomoisky is one of Ukraine`s richest men with a sprawling business empire whose ruthless methods are admired, feared and denounced in equal measures, making him one of the war-hit country`s key players.
Ukraine`s president has dismissed a powerful oligarch from his post as regional governor in a showdown exposing the high-level internal conflicts of a nation already battling pro-Russian separatists.
Mikhail Prokhorov also said he would quit business to focus his energies entirely on politics.
Self-exiled oligarch Boris Berezovsky on Wednesday won a libel case against a Russian broadcaster that accused him of masterminding the murder of a former KGB agent in London.
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Day in Pics: 26th April
Showbiz World - April 26, 2015