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Ukraine oligarchs intervene to avert 'catastrophe' of separatism
Ukraine oligarchs intervene to avert 'catastrophe' of separatism

Ukraine’s wealthiest industrialists appear to have entered the fight against separatists endangering their export-dependent businesses, chasing militants out of the steel-producing port of Mariupol and challenging the gunmen occupying other eastern Ukraine areas. Unarmed and protected only by hard hats, steelworkers from magnate Rinat Akhmetov’s Metinvest heavy industry empire joined police patrols in Mariupol this week to sweep pro-Russia separatists out of government buildings they began occupying more than a month ago, Ukrainian and Western media reported Friday. Akhmetov, believed to be Ukraine’s richest man with a fortune estimated by Forbes at $11 billion, owns...

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