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Consumers turn to Web middlemen as retailers shun Ukraine

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 05:50

Prague

IN a crumbling Soviet-era apartment building in Kiev, up a rattling graffiti-scarred elevator, Anastasia Chumak has created an oasis of comfort furnished by Ikea.

The catch: There is no Ikea outlet in Ukraine. So Ms Chumak turned to a local Web-based entrepreneur, who takes