Contents tagged with Azovstal Plant

  • Leader of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic plans to make Mariupol ‘a resort town’

    The leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, said he plans to turn the destroyed city of Mariupol into a “resort town”, Russia’s state-controlled TASS news agency reported.

    After lighting the Eternal Flame at the city’s Victims of Fascism memorial in the Primorsky district, Pushilin stated "Russia is here forever, and you are finally home. Now this is the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic forever. No one will take it away from us.”

    "We have strength, we have …

  • CEO: Azovstal had prepared for Russian invasion since 2014, but supplies may have run out

    The CEO of the firm that own Azovstal Iron & Steel Works in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol says the facility had started preparing for a possible Russian invasion in 2014, Sky News reported.

    In an interview with the British news agency, CEO of the Mariupol-based mining and metallurgy group Metinvest Holding, Yuriy Ryzhenkov, said “The situation there is, I would say, a humanitarian catastrophe.”

    He noted that he wasn’t sure how many people were still at the plant, but that Azovstal has …

  • Ukrainian Deputy PM says no agreement made with Moscow to evacuate Azovstal plant in Mariupol

    Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, Iryna Vereshchuk, said no agreement has been reached to evacuate civilians from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol.

    "Today, the Russian side once again announced the existence of a corridor for civilians to leave Azovstal," Vereshchuk stated on Telegram. "This could be believed if the Russians had not broken the humanitarian corridors many times before. I know what I am …