Akhmetov throws his weight behind united Ukraine (UPDATE)


May. 20, 2014 16:48
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Supporters of Ukraine's unity rally near Donbas Arena stadium in Donetsk on May 20.
Photo by Anastasia Vlasova

Ukraine’s richest man Rinat Akhmetov wants his workers in separatist-held Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts to hold a strike daily from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. until the unrest in the region eases. Time will tell whether his call marks a decisive turn in Akhmetov's politics in support of a united Ukraine and its political leaders in Kyiv.

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