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Blockade of Donbass: stopped work two more plants

Блокада Донбасса: остановили работу еще два заводаBecause of the blockade of Donbass stopped the Yenakiyevo metallurgical plant.

Yenakiieve iron and steel works (yenakiieve, Donetsk region) and PJSC “Krasnodonugol” (Lugansk region), entering into group “Metinvest” and are on temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, to stop production due to the ongoing military operations and blockade of the railway communication in the area of ATO.

According to a press release from the group on the Irish stock exchange, the companies stopped work on Monday.

It is noted that since the beginning of hostilities in the region yenakiieve steel operates in conditions of irregular supply of iron ore raw materials (IORM). After the protesters blocked the traffic on the stretch Yasinovataya – Skotovataya, import raw materials and export finished products became impossible.

At the moment, at yenakiieve steel, the work has been completed in preparation for temporary preservation. Produced by the blowing of blast furnaces No. 3 and No. 5, a discontinued operation in the BOF shop.

Makiivka branch of yenakiieve steel will shut down on February 25.

Also because of the blockade of the railway communication stopped production on all mines of the Association “Krasnodonugol”, a coking coal producer.

In a press release stressed that Enakievo steel and “Krasnodonugol” was on the territory controlled by Ukraine and pay all stipulated by the law of Ukraine taxes and fees to the state budget.

“Despite suspended the activities of the group and “Krasnodonugol”, “Metinvest” continues to fulfil its role as a socially responsible company and takes it with seriousness and responsibility. The plants are a major employer and key enterprises in local communities. Metinvest intends to reduce staff at yenakiieve steel (including Makeevskiy branch) and a “Krasnodonugol”. In addition, employees of these companies will be sent in a simple with preservation of 2/3 of the salary”, – stated in a press release.

“Krasnodonugol” – one of the largest coal companies in Ukraine for the extraction and enrichment of coking coal grades “F” and “K”. Includes seven mines and colliery administrations, two enrichment plant, as well as service divisions.

Yenakiieve steel is one of the leading manufacturers of square billet. Produces cast billet, rolled, and various rolled sections (beams, channels, angles, etc.). The plant is the only Ukrainian manufacturer of guide profiles for lifts.

Makiyivka metallurgical plant (MMZ) from 1 April 2011, is a branch of yenakiieve steel.

EMZ, the Ukrainian-Swiss enterprise “metal” and “coal” are part of group “Metinvest”.

Metinvest is a vertically integrated mining group of companies managing assets in every link of the production chain from the extraction of iron ore and coal and coke production up to the release of semi-and end products of steel pipes and coils and also manufacture other products with high added value. The group consists of mining and metallurgical enterprises located in Ukraine, Europe and the United States, has a sales network covering all key global markets.

The main shareholders of Metinvest group are SCM (71,24%) and “Smart holding” (from 23.76%), partnering in company’s management.

OOO “Metinvest holding” – managing company of Metinvest group.

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