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Offices of Ukraine's richest man attacked

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 01:08

April 13 - Kiev offices of Ukraine's richest man are attacked by protesters accusing him of aiding the pro-Russian separatists in the east. Gavino Garay reports.

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Protesters attack the offices of Ukraine's richest man, multi-billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, accusing him of aiding the separatists in the east. Those who sprayed the walls of his building with grafitti say he's using the situation in Ukraine to bolster his own position. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) KARINA BABENKO, ACTIVIST OF MOVEMENT "WE ARE THE EUROPEANS", SAYING: "Everyone knows that Akhmetov went to the meeting with separatists without security guards and felt calm there. It raises surprise and everyone is sure that if he wants order and calm in the region and wants such incidents which are taking place now not to happen he could influence and attain this." The steel and mining magnate is reportedly drawing on his local clout in Donetsk to negotiate with separatist protesters to end their occupation of state buildings in the eastern city. He's also urged the separatists to tone down some of their demands, and to hold constructive negotiations with the government.

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Offices of Ukraine's richest man attacked

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 01:08