DND was forbidden to enter the billionaire Akhmetov, and a number of supporters of Yanukovych

The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko has signed a decree On “special measures for protection of the interests of the Donetsk people’s Republic”, which was banned entry to the territory of the Republic of billionaire Rinat Akhmetov and 48 businessmen, the official website of the DNI.

Besides Akhmetov, who in Ukrainian politics before the change of government in 2014 was called “master of Donbass”, under the ban were also prominent figures of the Party of regions and allies in hiding in Russia former President Viktor Yanukovych.

“Temporarily, until the adoption of a separate Executive order, to apply special sanctions in the form of prohibition of entry and stay in the territory of the Donetsk people’s Republic to individuals (Attachment)”, — stated in the decree.

First on the list is Rinat Akhmetov, who also holds the first place ranking of the richest Ukrainians according to Forbes. At the end of March 2016 as Forbes Akhmetov-Ukraine was estimated at $2.3 billion, noting that during the year it decreased by $4.6 billion All Ukrainian assets diversified United in Akhmetov’s group System capital Management (SCM), while the basis of his business Empire are enterprises of Donbass and Dnipropetrovsk region, much of which is now on the territory controlled by the DNI. Akhmetov has actively supported the coming to power of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.