The companies will cooperate in the production of sapper cats, field stoves, fire extinguishers and other ammunition for the army.
Metinvest Group and Ukrainian gas storage operator Ukrtransgaz have organized a joint production of things necessary for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). This is stated in press release of Metinvest.
Thus, the steelmakers delivered more than 6,000 tons of steel products, of which more than 5,000 items will be manufactured at the facilities of Ukrtransgaz.
In the coming months, specialists will produce sapper cats for remote demining of territories, various types of field stoves, fire extinguishers and other products. Further, all equipment will be handed over to the military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which are located directly on the front line.
Since the beginning of the war, both companies have been actively involved in supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine and power units. Ukrtransgaz has set up serial production of steel products and in recent months has transferred to the military more than 1.6 thousand means for the forced stop of equipment, 1 thousand sapper cats and 200 stoves of various types.
“Stopping the aggression of the Russian Federation is a goal that now unites both individual Ukrainians and big business. We are clearly aware that we can overcome the enemy only by joint efforts. Therefore, a common project with Ukrtransgaz is another step towards the victory of Ukraine. I believe that Metinvest’s steel, combined with the skill and knowledge of our colleagues, will become a useful reinforcement for the fighters. And while the military is on the front line defending the independence of the country, we are holding the defense on the steel front, – said the CEO of Metinvest Yuri Ryzhenkov.
As GMK Center reported earlier, from the first days of the war, Metinvest sent its resources to bring the victory of Ukraine closer. The company allocated more than UAH 1.7 billion for the needs of the army, support of the national economy, assistance to employees and civilians.