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Short summary: This long read investigates the criminal business of illegal logging in Ukraine going on despite the moratorium and bypassing not only national legislation but also EU regulations and certifications. Hidden behind offshore companies local businessmen buy timber from state-owned forestry enterprises at low prices and resell to Europe with a huge premium used to bribe their way through state institutions.
Author: Taras Zozulinskiy
Original Title: The Kings of the Ukrainian Forests