A DTEK-owned electrical substation in Kyiv, on July 12, 2018. Billionaire Rinat Akhmetov’s DTEK controls 45 percent of energy distribution in Ukraine. (Oleg Petrasiuk)

Photo by Oleg Petrasiuk

Ukraine’s Anti-Monopoly Committee (AMKU) has opened an antitrust probe into the country’s biggest power producer, DTEK, owned by billionaire Rinat Akhmetov.

In an October 7 explanatory statement on the regulator’s website, the AMKU accused a unit of Akhmetov’s energy holding located in the western region of Ivano-Frankivsk of “abusive economic practices.”

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