James Delingpole James Delingpole

Don’t call him an oligarch – meeting Dmitry Firtash

A rare interview with Ukraine's mystery billionaire

Who is Dmitry Firtash? Can he solve Ukraine’s troubles? And why is he currently under effective house arrest in Vienna, awaiting extradition on corruption charges to the US, with his bail set at a whopping €125 million?

None of these questions has a simple answer — and when I fly to Austria to meet him it’s not even clear if I’m going to ask him.

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