Protesters call Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov to withdraw his support to Yanukovych

On Wednesday, Dec 18, Ukrainian community in London will held another rally in front of house of Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, located in One Hyde Park. 100 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7JL. The first rally in London took place on Dec 8, 2013.

Protesters will address Rinat Ahmetov to withdraw his support to President of Ukraine Yanukovych taking into consideration the violence, government used to protesters on Nov 30 in Kyiv. The rally is one of the methods of nonviolent resistance against the political regime of Yanukovych. According to Ukrainska Pravda, Ahmetov controls up to 50 members of Ukrainian Parliament making a decisive role in legislation process. On the other hand, Ahmetov’s reputation as an economical mogul is very sensitive in the eyes of international community. His backing of corrupted government brings question to Ahmetov business partners globally.

Two weeks ago, Ukrainian investigative journalists have published the corruption schemes of Yanukovych’s family. Journalists’s findings argue, that Ukrainian economy looses from $5 Billion to $10 Billion annually due to Yanukovych’s corruption.

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A protester playing piano conftonting riot police

A protester playing piano conftonting riot police

A peaceful protestor playing piano confronting riot police on Bankova Street, a street that leads to the Administration of President Yanukovych in Kyiv on Dec 7, 2013. While the government relied on violence towards protestors, people practiced peaceful methods of protests, including creative like this one.

Photo by Oleg Matseh