Contents tagged with Akhmetov

  • Founder of DPR Borodai says that Ukrainian oligarch Akhmetov financed the separatist leader Khodakovsky in the spring of 2014

    One of the founders of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Russian FSB (Federal Security Service) member Alexander Boroday, who supervised separatists at the initial stage of the conflict inn eastern Ukraine, discussed in an interview how Akhmetov had sponsored fighters from Alexander Khodakovsky’s Vostok battalion, journalist Denys Kazansky writes.

    "Khodakovsky was financed by Akhmetov. Once, he tried to bring me a suitcase with 0.5 million dollars. In front of witnesses. I returned this …

  • Investigation establishes that Ukrainian oligarch Akhmetov met with Putin’s aide in 2014

    Vladislav Surkov, aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, met with the Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov in Donetsk on February 12, 2014, said Alexey Donskoy, prosecutor in the case of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

    “The investigation has proven: Surkov saw Yanukovych on January 20, 2014, in Mezhyhirya. Surkov went there no later than seven in the evening and left around midnight. Surkov flew to Akhmetov in Donetsk much later, on February 12, 2014, and they met in Akhmetov’s …

  • Akhmetov warned Yanukovych's son against buying coal from his mines in separatist-held territories of Ukraine

    The remaining anthracite in the uncontrolled territory is illegal, as reported by DTEK (Donbass Fuel and Energy Company).

    The DTEK energy holding company, owned by Rinat Akhmetov, sent an official letter to the company Donbasenergo, controlled by Alexander Yanukovych, cautioning him not to buy coal from the nationalized mines in the separatist-held territories of Ukraine (ORDLO), as stated in the company's press release.

    It is noted that after losing control over enterprises in the ORDLO, …

  • Akhmetov acknowledged the loss of control over his enterprises in separatist-controlled territories of Ukraine

    Rinat Akhmetov's energy holding, DTEK, reported the loss of control over all of its enterprises in the separatist controlled part of the Donbas.

    "As of March 15, 2017, the assets of the DTEK Energy Group, namely, DTEK Mine Komsomolets Donbassa PrJSC, Mospino CPE LLC, DTEK Energougol Ene PJSC, DTEK ZUYIVS'KA TPP (one of the three power stations of DTEK Skhidenergo LLC), DTEK DONETSKOBLENERGO PJSC, ELEKTRONALADKA LLC, DTEK Service LLC, DTEK POWER GRID LLC, TEHREMPOSTAVKA LLC, DTEK …

  • DPR banned the activities of six charitable organizations in separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine

    The leader of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, banned the activities of the Pomozhem Humanitarian Center of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation in the areas of the Donetsk region controlled by the separatists, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    The Rinat Akhmetov Pomozhem Foundation is banned in the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic," he said at a press conference on Tuesday.

    According to the Donbas News, in addition to the Humanitarian Center, separatists also refused permission for the Danish …

  • Ukrainian oligarch loses control over his hotels in the Donbas

    The management of the Donbas Palace and Park Inn hotels in Donetsk has been suspended from business administration by representatives of the self-proclaimed DPR (Donetsk People's Republic). Armed representatives of the self-proclaimed “Republic” have seized the hotel buildings and all equipment.

    This was reported by the press service of ESTA Holding, which is part of the Rinat Akhmetov’s company, SCM holdings.

    "During three years of military conflict in certain areas of the Donetsk and …

  • The largest coal mine in separatist-held territory of Ukraine stops its operations

    The DTEK energy holding’s largest coal mine, Komsomolets Donbasu, which is owned by Ukrainian businessman, Rinat Akhmetov, has stopped production in the occupied part of Donetsk region, as reported by Podrobnosti, citing one of the company’s employees.

    It was reported that the majority of the employees were put on leave without pay as of the 3rd of March. Currently, only maintenance personnel who measure gas levels and pump out water, remain at the coal mine. According to the mine’s employee, …

  • Two of Akhmetov’s factories confiscated in Kerch

    Crimea’s “Council of Ministers” decided to proceed with the compulsory buyout of two factories in Kerch affiliated with Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, reported the Russian newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to sources in the companies’ administration and the Crimean “government”.

    According to the publication, on the 6th of March, representatives of the Crimean “government” and the “administration” of Kerch met with employees of the Kerch Switch Plant and the Kerch Metallurgical …

  • Media: Property of Ukrainian oligarch in separatist republics is 'nationalized' to create an energy holding subordinate to the Kremlin

    Seperatists “nationalized” Rinat Ahmetov’s companies in the Donbas as revenge for his refusal to take part in the meeting organized by Viktor Medvedchuk, where a “plan of action for the Donbas” was discussed.

    According to the publication INSIDER, at the end of January a meeting of the key players of the former Ukrainian government took place in Moscow, including Oleksandr Klimenko, former Minister of Revenue and Duties, Vitaly Zakharchenko, former Minister of Internal Affairs, Oleksandr …

  • LPR separatists says they are willing to nationalize property belonging to Ukrainian oligarch

    Authorities of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) have stated that they are ready   to "nationalize" the enterprises of Ukrainian oligarch, Rinat Akhmetov.

    According to the separatist’s news websites, the LPR authorities has "reviewed and adopted in the first reading, a bill which will ensure that the state takes under its control the enterprises that operate in certain areas of Luhansk region but are not registered in LPR." The bill states that “a temporary administration” will be …