Rinat Akhmetov has barely been seen in public since fleeing his hometown Donbas region, which he once ruled almost as a personal fiefdom.
“On May 20, 2014 Rinat Leonidovich left for three days from Donetsk to Kyiv, and since then, unfortunately, has never returned to the Donbas. All this time, Mr. Akhmetov has lived and worked in Kyiv,” a spokesperson said in written responses to Kyiv Post inquiries.
The oligarch reportedly owns a luxury flat in downtown Kyiv and an estate outside of the capital.
“As soon as it becomes possible for him to return to his native Donetsk, I can assure you … there will be maximum public information,” the spokesperson added.