the owner of the largest industrial holding company in the country, billionaire Rinat Akhmetov said in an interview with "Radio Liberty" that has spent to combat coronavirus in Ukraine 300 million.
"We help, first of all, hospitals and our doctors – purchase of mechanical ventilation and other equipment. This tests to identify the virus, and remedies for physicians, and more. Buy exactly what you need for each specific region – work in close cooperation with the Ministry of health and regional anti-crisis headquarters run by "governors" and mayors", - said Akhmetov.
when Asked whether billionaire from the government anything in exchange for his help in fighting the state's epidemic of coronavirus, Akhmetov said that they do not expect.
"Because we're from the government do not need anything but a level playing field and fair competition. I am sure that the authorities and business has one goal – a strong and successful Ukraine and Ukrainians a happy healthy. So I once again urge not to devalue and demean good works," he said.
Recall that the personal capital of the owner of the SCM holding (System Capital Management Limited) for seven years has decreased from 22.4 to 4.26 billion, or 80%. Bloomberg noted that the fall of the Foundation in their ranking of billionaires - one of the most significant in recent times.
SCM is an international brand, represented in 7 countries of Europe and North America. In SCM's portfolio includes more than 500 companies and enterprises, employing about 200 thousand people. Company and companies related to SCM, working in the mining, energy, banking, telecommunications, media, transport, agriculture, insurance and other fields.