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Ukraine's Financial Watchdog Boss Held Over Graft


Ukrainian prosecutors have detained the head of a state commission that oversees non-bank financial companies on corruption-related charges.

The state prosecutor's office made the annoucement without giving further details.

Vasyl Volga, the detained man, is the latest government official to be held on corruption charges since President Viktor Yanukovych came to power last year.

The detention follows remarks from Western governments who have expressed concern that the ongoing anticorruption campaign in Ukraine seems to be focused on members of the previous government who are now in opposition.

compiled from Reuters reports
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