Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov intends to seek compensation from Russia through the arbitral tribunal for the loss of his assets in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in 2014-2017. This was reported by the press service of the investment group SCM Akhmetov.
In the lawsuit, the businessman will seek compensation for all losses he suffered due to interference in the operations of his businesses or expropriation of assets by the self-appointed DPRs and LPRs “under direction or control of Russia,” SCM said. The court before which the lawsuit will be brought is not specified.
The lawsuit lists dozens of companies in the mining, metallurgical, energy and real estate sectors, including the Yenakievsky Metallurgical Plant, the coal companies DTEK Rovenkianthracite and DTEK Sverdlovanthracite, the Kirsha training base of the Shakhtar football club and the “Donbass” stadium. -Arena”.
Rinat Akhmetov, quoted by SCM, said in a statement that the funds to be reimbursed by Russia will be used in the future to “rebuild and build new businesses, create jobs and develop the Ukrainian economy”.
Previously, Akhmetov went to international courts – in 2018 to the arbitration court in The Hague with a claim for the loss of energy assets of DTEK in the annexed Crimea, and in 2022 – to the European Court of Human Rights. man with a list of assets destroyed or seized after the full-scale invasion of Russia.
Rinat Akhmetov is the richest man in Ukraine. By assessment Ukrainian Forbes, from February to December 2022, the businessman’s fortune increased from 13.7 to 4.4 billion dollars.