Thread: Ukraine: HC Donbas
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05-17-2012, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Sokil View Post
Not entirely true. I mean, Kolomoisky is from Dnipropetrovsk but he wanted to get the team (Budivelnyk) in Kiev - he said he didn't want the team in Dnipro, only Kiev.

Kolesnik, owner of Donbas...he's from Donetsk and has the team there, but lives in Kiev

so yeah, the money comes from the oligarch groups in other cities, but in the end they wind up in the capital, and it's the next logical place to blow some cash on a team
The guys from Dnipro I could see putting a team in Kiev. They are on the losing end right now in their rivalry with the Donetsk clan. Could be a starting point to try and win the loyalty in Kiev. Problem is most people in Kiev don't think the same way as in Donetsk. In Donetsk they feel loyalty to the oligarchs because they clean the city up. I guess it doesn't matter that they stole your money to do it. People in Kharkov wish they had their own Akhmetov.

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