US Ambassador: "I really appreciate the efforts of Rinat Akhmetov who made perhaps more than anyone else in this country to deliver food and clothing to the victims of violence which occurs in the Donbass" - "Ukrainian News"
The quotation as cited in full: "... the Ukrainian government has to take steps to facilitate delivery of humanitarian assistance that the Ukrainians want to give their fellow citizens in the East. I really appreciate the efforts of Rinat Akhmetov, who made perhaps more than anyone else in this country to deliver food and clothing to the victims of violence which occurs in the Donbass. All information evidences available to me are convincing me that the assistance sent by him is legitimate, and it should be given the green light to reach the recipients. I'd like other Ukrainian oligarchs to be also so generous like him spending millions of hryvnias to meet the needs of the affected population in the Donbass. Not to mention the humanitarian and moral aspects, it is totally important for the Ukrainians to show the population Donbass that they are not forgotten. And to demonstrate that you, the Ukrainians, do not think anyone who appeared in the territories occupied by the LNR and the DNR to be somehow "less" Ukrainian than those who live in Lviv, Vinnytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk."