Human rights groups withdraw government complaint against Ukrainian oligarch after its accuracy is challenged

A coalition of human rights groups has recalled a complaint asking the United States to sanction Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash, Multimillionaire and gas giant Dmitry Firtash 

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Looks like he is missing link between Vladimir Putin and the Trump administration. Last summer a host of news reports noted that Firtash, a Ukrainian natural gas magnate, was the onetime business partner of Donald Trump adviser Paul Manafort, the Washington political operative who’d worked in Ukraine for Viktor Yanukovych

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm sure that Trump would tell us that these oligarchs are all basically good people

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2 minutes ago, Joanna said:

Shocker

Looks like he is missing link between Vladimir Putin and the Trump administration. Last summer a host of news reports noted that Firtash, a Ukrainian natural gas magnate, was the onetime business partner of Donald Trump adviser Paul Manafort, the Washington political operative who’d worked in Ukraine for Viktor Yanukovych

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/doj-ex-manafort-associate-firtash-top-tier-comrade-russian-mobsters-n786806

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Firtash was one of 15 people accused of human rights violations by the groups under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. The Magnitsky Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in 2015 in honor of a Moscow lawyer named Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Russian prison after blowing the whistle on alleged corruption inside his country.

 

 

 

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Still, I've been following Firtash for a while, and am wondering now if this means that all those investors who wouldn't touch him are about to change their mind soon. 

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and yes, the Magnitsky Act is great as a political tool to pick and choose you bad guys based on convenience (re: Manafort)

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haven't you all heard? there aren't any 'oligarchs' anymore. They've all re-invented themselves and are now pretending to be legit. 

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hah! definitely. I'm almost afraid to name any of them here in this atmosphere because they've been re-invented to the point that they're doing 'legitimate' business with major US figures (under the last two administrations). So I'll stick with the safer one: Gulnara Karimov, who definitely deserves to be on this list. 

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