Akhmetov says he last talked to Yanukovych on Feb. 22, when he urged him to resign
Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, a longtime friend and ally to ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, told the Kyiv Post on March 17 that he pleaded with the man he's known for more than 20 years to resign from office when he last saw him on Feb. 22. The conversation took place a day after Yanukovych hastily fled his billion-dollar Mezhyhirya estate outside Kyiv.
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