The fire started in the converter shop of the Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works in occupied Yenakiieve on April 21. This is reported by the press service of the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations" acting on the part of Donetsk oblast controlled by the militants.
The fire destroyed the inner covering, control panel, electrical cable and glazing of the underhung magnetic crane.
There are no victims or injured. Technical process was not stopped.
Briefing note. After the confiscation of enterprises operating under the jurisdiction of Ukraine, and their transfer under the so-called "external management", ZAO Vneshtorgservis, associated with runaway Ukrainian businessman Serhiy Kurchenko, was registered in South Ossetia. All the grabbed enterprises in CADLO (Donetsksteel Metallurgical Plant, Yenakiieve and Makiivka Iron and Steel Works, Yenakiieve Coke and Chemicals Plant, Yasynivsky Coke Chemical Plant, Makiivkoks, Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant, etc.) were transferred under his control and became known as branches of VTS. The South Ossetian registration of the "temporary administrator" of Ukrainian plants located on the territory of the "DNR" was explained by the fact that Russia, interested in obtaining metallurgical and coal products from enterprises of the occupied Donbass, cannot work with them directly because of the threat of increased economic sanctions.