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Seizing evidence of the withdrawals could have been the an objective of the 'masked men' referenced above. If the present Ukrainian government has convincing evidence that Western loans were converted to private wealth by Ukrainian officials that would be a prima facie basis for a claim of odious debt. But, considering that a very substantial portion of all money ever 'lent' to governments in emerging countries has almost certainly ended up in the pockets of corrupt officials and yet prosecutions of such actions are almost unheard of, don't hold your breath.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 08:01:39 PM EST
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