Akhmetov says he last talked to Yanukovych on Feb. 22, when he urged him to resign

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Mar. 17, 2014 20:01
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Rinat Akhmetov has been a close friend and ally of former President Viktor Yanukovych "for more than 20 years," he told the Kyiv Post. He said he last spoke to the ousted president the day after Yanukovych fled his Mezhyhirya estate on Feb. 22.
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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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