The Russian police raid of a confections factory owned by Ukrainian candy mogul and EuroMaidan Revolution supporter Petro Poroshenko in Lipetsk on March 19 was officially conducted “to search for illegal migrants.”
The action, however, may be a thinly veiled threat to Ukrainian citizens working in Russia amid heightened tensions between the two neighbours over the Kremlin’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula.
Any sudden deportation of 2.9 million migrant workers of Ukrainians could bring many of the newly jobless back to their homeland, costing the Ukrainian economy $2 billion in remittances.
For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.
(Roshen’s Lipetsk confectionery factory has suffered from the Russian side as local police blocked it from operating. Photo: Roshen.com)