Two large companies stopped its operations on the territories beyond Government control
11:55 / 21 Feb. 2017 / 635
Yenakiyeve Steel Plant, including its division in Makeyevka, and coking coal producer “Krasnodon coal” stopped its operations due to the continuing military actions and the blockade of the railway communication between Ukraine and uncontrolled territories stated on the official site of the company “Metinvest.”.
“Since the beginning of hostilities in the region Yenakiyeve Steel Plant was working in conditions of irregular supply of iron ore, – said in a statement. – After protesters blocked traffic on the stretch Yasynuvata – Skotovatay, import raw materials and export of finished products had become impossible.”
At the moment, Yenakiyeve Steel Plant had prepared for temporary preservation. Makeyevka branch of the Plant will stop on 25 February.
The report of “Metinvest” said that the management is not going to cut staff at Yenakiyeve Steel Plant and Mines “Krasnodon coal”. Employees of these companies will send in a retaining with 2/3 of salary.
Mariupol Steel Plant reportedly reduced production due to the blockade.
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