Akhmetov stops production in Donbass


February 21, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
RusVesna – Translated by James Harmon

The Akhmetov owned investment group “Metinvest”, which includes  Yenakiyevo Steel Plant (DNR) and Krasnodonugol (LNR) stopped production due to continuing military operations and a blockade of rail traffic in the area.

Companies arrived to survey the situation on Monday, February 20, in the press-service of “Metinvest.”

According to the report, Makiyivka Branch EMZ will stop on February 25. Also, due to the blockade of the railway and communication, production stopped at all coal mines  associated with Krasnodonugol, producer of coking coal. 

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It is noted that since the beginning of hostilities in the region YMP works in conditions of irregular supply of iron ore. After extremists blocked traffic on the road Yasinovataya – Skotovataya, the import of raw materials and export of finished products has become impossible.

Enakievo Steel has finished the preparatory work for temporary preservation of the plants.

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