Leader of the "DPR" Alexander Zakharchenko admitted that he forbade Rinat Akhmetov, Boris Kolesnikov and other Donetsk businessmen and politicians to enter the "republic" to avoid their impact on the forthcoming local elections. He stated this during the "straight line" with the residents of the Zaporozhye region.
"The prohibition for several dozens of oligarchs to enter the territory intended not only to take control of their commercial activities on the territory of the Republic, but also to limit their impact on future elections," - said the militant.
As previously reported, on June 1st the leader of the "DPR" issued a "decree" on the prohibition a number of people to enter the territory of Donetsk region, among whom there were many former "regionals". In total, the list includes 46 persons. Among them there are Rinat Akhmetov, Andrey Klyuyev, Yuriy Boyko, Borys Kolesnikov, Sergey Taruta, Viktor Pshonka, Raisa Bogatyryova, Yuriy Ivanyushchenko, Tatyana Bakhteyeva, Sergey Kurchenko and others.