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    Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk vowed to stop the political crisis scenario, which had gained the support of oligarchs.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Ukraine’s government will “do its job” and actively work against the political crisis scenario supported by oligarchs, the country’s prime minister said Monday.

    “No one will be able to shake the unity of the government, the president and the coalition that supports changes in the country, and the political crisis scenario, which has also gained the support of oligarchs, will not pass, the government will do its job,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.

    Last week, several Ukrainian oligarchs have gone toe-to-toe over the country’s oil transportation operations company Ukrtransnafta; Dnepropetrovsk Governor Ihor Kolomoisky broke into the company’s headquarters, outraged with a change in management.

    The incident followed the Verkhovna Rada’s decision to amend legislation on joint stock companies, reducing Kolomoisky’s share in the enterprise and depriving the oligarch of crucial influence in the voting process.

    Kolomoisky, who is also a governor of Dnepropetrovsk Region, is believed to sponsor a number of Ukrainian armed groups.

    Head of Ukrainian Security Service, Valentin Nalivaichenko said that officials from the Dnepropetrovsk regional administration were suspected of financing armed groups which were operating in the Dnepropetrovsk and Donetsk regions.

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