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Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash arrested in Austria

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Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash arrested in Austria

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Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash has been arrested in Vienna, Austria, at the request of the FBI.

The US claims it has been investigating him since 2006 for suspected bribery and setting up a criminal organisation.

The 48-year-old is one of Ukraine’s richest men, who made his money buying and selling gas in the 1990s when his company CentraGas Holding co-founded Rosukrenergo with Russia’s Gasprom.

He has close ties with Russia as well as interests in a variety of industries including owning Ukrainian TV company Inter.