Oligarch Vladimir Lisin, the chairman and main shareholder of the NLMK Group, one of Russia’s largest steel makers, has called for an immediate end to the Russian war in Ukraine.
The Moscow-based billionaire reportedly sent a letter to NLMK staff, which was subsequently widely shared on social networks.
The steel tycoon wrote that “the death of people in Ukraine is a tragedy that is hard to justify or explain.
In the letter, Lisin, together with the board of directors, expressed hope that the war would end soon and they urged Putin and other leaders to find a peaceful, diplomatic resolution.
A spokesman for the company confirmed to various news outlets the authenticity of the letter.