Tycoons want to meet Putin ‘to avoid another Cold War’

August 21, 2014 12:12 AM

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Tycoons want to meet Putin ‘to avoid another Cold War’

Billionaire Richard Branson said he’s seeking an audience with President Vladimir Putin as business leaders call for a peaceful end to the conflict in Ukraine.

Branson was joined by 15 businesspeople — including Canadian billionaire Jeff Skoll, Unilever NV’s CEO Paul Polman, Ukrainian tycoon Victor Pinchuk and Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov — in urging governments to help resolve Ukraine’s crisis.

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