Yenakiyevo Steel Plant, belonging to ‘Metinvest’ group and located on occupied by fighters territory, is on the verge of stopping, because of lack of iron ore. It stopped to supplied from mining and processing enterprises of group as a result of blockade of railway road. Interfax-Ukraine has reported about it, linking on OSCE information.
‘The director of Yenakiyevo Steel Plant (41 kilometer on the North-East from Donetsk, controlled by fighters – ed.) has reported to Special Monitoring Mission that in case of continuing of blockade of railway connection with uncontrolled to government areas, two blast furnaces will stop a month later. Closing of the enterprise will bring to loss of 15 thousand of of jobs in the steel industry’, the edition clarified.
The information was confirmed also at the plant, its representatives assured that the supply of raw is blocked now. According to unconfirmed reports the reserves of raw will be enough till Friday, after there possibility of stopping of blast furnaces and other units exists. There are only no problems with coke providing.