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More than words to put out flames in Ukraine

Sunday, Jul 06, 2014 - 01:08

Ukraine's richest man is calling for peace, says ''I don't want coffins from Donbass to come back to western Ukraine.'' Gavino Garay reports.

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Ukraine's richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, is calling for peace as shelling rages on across the country. The man with a workforce of 300,000 in Donbass hopes the city won't get involved. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) UKRAINIAN BUSINESSMAN HAVING INFLUENCE IN DONETSK REGION, RINAT AKHMETOV, SAYING: "I don't want coffins from Donbass to come back to western Ukraine. I don't want coffins to come back to central Ukraine and other regions of our country. I don't want people to die in Donbass. That's why I always called, I am calling and I will call for peace." While his fortune is valued at more than $11 billion, it may take more than words and money to stem the violence in other parts of Ukraine. Tensions in Donesk are high, as pro-Russian separatists come after having been pushed out of Slaviansk by Ukrainian forces. And in Luhansk, video obtained by Reuters shows firefighters battling a blaze after shelling killed at least two. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered his troops to continue to fight for the liberation of the Donesk and Luhansk regions.

More than words to put out flames in Ukraine

Sunday, Jul 06, 2014 - 01:08

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