Ukraine-Russia War LIVE – Bloodthirsty Putin Offers New SURRENDER Deadline In Mariupol As Situation Remains ‘Serious’

Ukraine’s richest man pledges to rebuild Mariupol . city

Ukraine’s richest man has pledged to help rebuild the besieged city of Mariupol.

Rinat Akhmetov, owner of Ukraine’s largest steel producer, Metinvest, said he was confident the country’s “brave soldiers” would defend the southern city.

He said: “Mariupol is a global tragedy and a global example of heroism. For me Mariupol is and remains a Ukrainian city.

“I believe that our brave soldiers will defend the city, although I understand how difficult and difficult it is for them.”

Mr Akhmetov added: “I spoke to people on the street, I met workers. It is my ambition to return to a Ukrainian Mariupol and implement our (new production) plans, so that the steel produced by Mariupol can compete on world markets as before.”

According to Forbes magazine, Akhmetov’s net worth was $15.4 billion in 2013 and currently stands at $3.9 billion.

“For us, the war broke out in 2014. We lost all our assets, both in Crimea and in the temporarily occupied area of ​​Donbas. We’ve lost our businesses, but it’s made us stronger and stronger,” he added.

“I am convinced that SCM, as the largest private company in the country, will play a key role in the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war.

“We will absolutely need an unprecedented international reconstruction program, a Marshall Plan for Ukraine.

“I trust that we will all rebuild a free, European, democratic and successful Ukraine after our victory in this war.”

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