The “DPR” leader said that special commission is preparing to launch Akhmetov’s plant without Ukraine 02/22/2017 18:06:22. Total views 856. Views today — 0.

The “DPR” leader Oleksandr Zakharchenko said that Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Plant can resume its operation without the Ukrainian side, - the separatist media reported.

"For now, the Commission gave its first conclusion that we are able to run Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Plant without Ukraine", - said the leader of “the republic”.

As previously reported, the "DPR" is going to announce the creation of the so-called "state holding" Metenergo, which will include the "nationalized" companies of Rinat Akhmetov.

On February 20, the SCM reported that Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Plant (“Yenakiieve Steel”, which includes a Makiivka branch), a steelmaker, and Krasnodon Coal Company (“Krasnodon Coal”), a coking coal producer, subsidiaries of Metinvest Group (“Metinvest” or “the Group”), had halted operations. Production has been disrupted by the ongoing armed hostilities and a blockade of railway transportation between the controlled and the uncontrolled territory of Ukraine, - the message read.