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Mikhail Fridman speaks out against Ukrainian conflict in letter to staff

By Max Seddon, Daniel Thomas and Arash Massoudi

27 Feb 2022 · 3 min read

Mikhail Fridman, one of Russia’s richest men, said the war in Ukraine was a “tragedy” and called on the “bloodshed” to end after President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of the country.

In a letter sent to staff at his London-based private equity firm LetterOne on Friday and seen by the Financial Times, the billionaire said he was “convinced” that “war can never be the answer”.

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