Businessmen in Eastern Ukraine Want Curbs on Separatists

May 15, 2014 8:04 PM

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DONETSK — Businessmen in eastern Ukraine are pressuring separatist leaders to enter into talks with Kyiv and to control their gunmen who have taken over key buildings, several businessmen told VOA.

“We are trying to get them to understand that the strong-arm tactics on businesses and demands for money and the abductions of opponents has to stop,” said an owner of a large events business in Donetsk that relies on international business conferences and sporting fixtures.

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