Leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin states that businessman Rinat Akhmetov overestimated his forces in 2014 and would no longer be able to return to Donetsk. He said this in an interview with one of the separatist media.
"Akhmetov was considered master of Donbass. On the contrary, he overestimated his forces, believing that he would deal with "his lands" by himself. And he miscalculated", - the "DNR" leader said.
He is also convinced that Rinat Akhmetov and representatives of the Donetsk elite associated with him have no chance to return to Donetsk.
"Akhmetov has no future in the Donbass. In my opinion, he lost it in 2014 when he put Donbass at stake in his bidding with the Kyiv authorities. He tried to show that he controls all the processes, including the protest ones. As a result, the horn to which he called his factories and employees as a sign of disagreement with the existence of the republic, turned out to be a farewell for him", - Pushilin stated.