Stop Avdeevsky coke-chemical plant (AKHZ), part of Metinvest group, could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe in the city. About it it is told in the statement published on the website of Metinvest group.

As a result of shelling, damaged power lines, the company is de-energized and is in a state of hot preservation, the statement said.

In the case of a full stop of the plant would threaten the heating of the entire city Avdeevka. At the moment there is no electricity and water supply. “Metinvest group calls on all parties to the conflict immediately to cease hostilities for repair power lines and resume power and water to the city,” the statement reads.

“Our colleagues in the plant have made a heroic effort to resolve the situation. However, only our forces, without agreements with parties to armed conflict cannot solve the problem. We therefore hope that all parties to immediately sit down at the negotiating table to prevent the impending disaster. Employees of other enterprises of Metinvest Group does not remain aloof from the troubles in the plant. At the enterprises of Zaporozhye, Krivoy Rog and Mariupol established headquarters to help town. At the moment, they focus on finding the generators, tents and equipment for heating, which should help the residents of the Town to survive the potential loss of heating”, – said General Director of Metinvest group Yuriy Ryzhenkov.

The main shareholders of the Company METINVEST B. V. (holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM group (71,24%), Rinat Akhmetov and the group of SMART (from 23.76%) Vadim Novinsky who participate in the group administration on a partnership basis. OOO METINVEST HOLDING is the managing company of Metinvest group.

Akhmetov urged to stop fighting in the area Avdeevka 31.01.2017

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