Financial Times: Ukraine’s oligarchs accused of double dealing over separatism

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Apr. 15, 2014 20:26
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The Systems Capital Management building in Kyiv that is the headquarters of the country’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, was spray-painted with slogans “Rinat is a separatist” and “Get out of Kyiv” across its façade.
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As pro-Russian separatists seized state buildings in eastern Ukraine this weekend, pro-European activists in Kyiv sought out an unusual target for retribution. They descended on the Systems Capital Management building that is the headquarters of the country’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov and spray-painted slogans across its façade. They accused him of inaction – or complicity – in the face of the separatist threat.

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