Europe Ukraine purge: Communists, cronies, and crooks face the axe (+video)

Ukraine is launching a review of officials to weed out former President Yanukovych's appointees, members of the Communist Party, and anyone living beyond their reported means. But critics say the move could hurt Ukraine more than help it.

By , Correspondent

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For the past few weeks angry crowds of Ukrainian activists have been literally trashing politicians suspected of corruption or pro-Russian sympathies – by throwing them into garbage-filled dumpsters, holding them down, and dousing them with water.