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Ukraine's Amber-Mining Outlaws


Criminal gangs remain in control of much of Ukraine's amber business. The business is worth as much as $500 million each year. Nine Ukrainian companies are licensed to mine amber legally, but the vast majority of production takes place outside the law. This report was originally produced by Shahida Yakub for Current Time TV, the Russian-language network run by RFE/RL in cooperation with VOA.

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