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Customs Cash Cow

January 20, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

22:13, January 20, 2013

Editor’s Note: The following is an investigation conducted by the Washington-based Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a Kyiv Post partner, coordinated by Kyiv Post staff writer Vlad Lavrov. The authors are Kyiv-based Ukrainian journalists working for the investigative bureau Slidstvo.info.  

ODESA – A stretch of dried-up swamp on the outskirts of Odesa is where probably more cash change hands daily than anywhere else in Ukraine. The 50-hectare site is known as Euroterminal, a cargo and customs clearinghouse with a murky ownership structure that has support from Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych, who helped get it started.

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