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Akhmetov’s cortege on high speed blocked car of «Skhemy»’s filming crew bordering on traffic accident

The cortege of oligarch Rinat Akhmetov on a high speed blocked the car of the filming crew of the program «Skhemy» (joint project of Radio Liberty and TV channel «UA:First»). This took place when the journalists encountered the cortege in downtown Kyiv. At Heroiv Stalingrada Boulevard, two «Mercedes» cars at first stopped in the middle of the road, blocking the journalists’ car, and then started to move across, which could have caused a collision, Radio Liberty reports.

The car was blocked for about five minutes, after that they moved away.

The cars that blocked the filming crew, according to the journalists, are registered to LLC «Delta-Donbas», a security company. Other cars from Akhmetov’s cortege are also registered to the same company, whose ultimate owner is Rinat Akhmetov himself.

Akhmetov did not respond to the journalists’ request about the reason of violation of traffic regulations by his security guards.

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