Ukraine’s Richest Man Akhmetov Summoned for Questioning in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov was summoned for questioning in Kiev Tuesday. Akhmetov is known as an ally of Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s former PM, who ran against Viktor Yushchenko for the presidency late last year.

Rinat Akhmetov

His company System Capital Management has stakes in several metal, chemical and other plants.

The Donetsk-based businessman has been sent a written invitation to appear at the criminal investigations department of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry on July 18, the Interfax news agency reported.

The Interior Ministry’s public affairs department said that Akhmetov has been called in for questioning concerning an event that took place in Donetsk, but authorities failed to specify what the event was.

Source: MosNews