In uncontrolled Alchevsk large plant has suspended work due to the blockade in the Donbass

In the uncontrolled part of the Luhansk region stopped Alchevsk metallurgical plant, included in the Corporation “Industrial Union of Donbass” (ISD).

About it reports “Interfax-Ukraine” with reference to representatives of the company.

On 13 February, the plant has completely stopped production of pig iron due to the shortage of iron ore, which was shipped with the mining and processing works “Metinvest”. In AMK said that raw material supply is stopped due to the blocking of the railway.

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The interlocutor of the Agency noted that on 12 February the plant had produced about 4.5 thousand tons of iron a day, February 13 – “zero”. He could not say when the company will resume.

We will remind, on Sunday, February 12, Kramatorsk Ferroalloy plant in the Donetsk region suspended operation of the blast furnace. Blamed the railway blockade, which is being held in the Donbas.

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Rail blockade of the occupied Donbass has been ongoing for a few weeks. Fighters and community activists blocked the movement of freight trains in the direction of Lugansk and the border with the occupied Horlivka. Their main demand – the release of Ukrainian prisoners of war, to stop trading with the militants and to recognize the occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions occupied.

The veteran informed the blockade has condemned the management of the state – in particular, strongly opposed by Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman. SBU noted that the trade embargo has caused the government huge losses. But in support of the campaign had been supported by some MPs.