He’s Ukraine’s richest person.
He’s one of the figures U.S. intelligence officials say funded consulting and lobbying on behalf of a pro-Russia Ukrainian political party by former President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who later pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges.
He controls the company whose steel plant became a symbol of Ukrainian resistance against Russia’s invasion through reports of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians hiding out there for weeks amid Russian bombardment.
He has vowed to help rebuild Ukraine and decried Russia’s invasion despite a past affiliation with a political faction backing Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He also controls one of Appalachia’s most prominent metallurgical coal producers that analysts say faces a fraught financial future because of losses Russia’s invasion has inflicted on his business empire.
He’s multibillionaire Rinat Akhmetov.
His billions are far fewer than they were before Russia invaded Ukraine in February.
“The war in Ukraine will make