Who Is Dmitry Firtash, The Ukrainian Oligarch Who Keeps Popping Up In Impeachment Stories?

Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash reacts prior to a public hearing at the supreme court in Vienna on June 25, 2019. (Photo by HERBERT NEUBAUER / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT (Photo credit should read HERBERT NEUBA... Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash reacts prior to a public hearing at the supreme court in Vienna on June 25, 2019. (Photo by HERBERT NEUBAUER / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT (Photo credit should read HERBERT NEUBAUER/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 18, 2019 5:37 p.m.

You may have noticed a familiar name popping up in recent stories about Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s activities in Ukraine: Dmitry Firtash. According to a Friday Bloomberg report, the oligarch’s team dug up dirt helpful to the President in an attempt to get Giuliani’s help on Firtash’s case.

On top of that, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NBC News and Reuters have published their own lengthy reports on the Ukrainian’s involvement in this expansive story. There’s surely more to come.

But who is this guy? And what does he have to do with… all of this? Here’s the basics on this Ukrainian oligarch and his various ties to the Trump impeachment saga.

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