A Ukrainian court has arrested 46 real estate objects owned by group companies of businessman Dmytro Firtash’s “Ostchem”. This news was shared by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov in Facebook on June 7,2015.
A well-placed source in the US also told the BBC he believes Mr Firtash may have been picked up because of his links with Russia and because of his support for the now ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
“He knows a whole lot of things about the elites in Russia and Ukraine,” the source said.
Mr Firtash believes he is an early casualty of this new East-West conflict.
“There’s a geo-political struggle between the United States and Russia underway. The United States needs an enemy abroad to solve problems at home. And Ukraine happened to become a battlefield,” he says.
“Democratic” Ukraine choses the way of repression, punitive war and economic blockade. Nothing unexpectable. Who will be the next?