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At a time when Ukraine is in danger, Metinvest Group does everything possible to protect its employees, their families and people in the regions where it operates, as well as to ensure uninterrupted operation of its facilities. Life and health of the people remain our highest priority.

 

Read about the current situation at Metinvest Group enterprises and in Ukraine in a special report that is updated on a daily basis in real time. Please bookmark this page and share with friends. Stay calm and trust only official sources of information.

 

I have said many times and I repeat again that our common goal is a strong, peaceful, independent, integral Ukraine within internationally recognised borders. Everyone in their own area must do their best to strengthen the country

Rinat Akhmetov.

BREAKING NEWS

23 January 15:00

Metinvest`s Ingulets GOK produces items to improve army life

During the eleven months of the full-scale war, Metinvest Group`s enterprises in Kryvyi Rih have been providing various types of aid to the Armed Forces of Ukraine as part of Rinat Akhmetov`s Steel Front military initiative. They are actively involved in the construction of fortifications and the improvement of the military`s living conditions. Recently, Ingulets GOK handed over five multi-seat washbasins made by the company`s employees to the defenders.

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24 January 14:00

Mykola Burlaka: "I am waiting for a bionic prosthesis to replace the arm I lost in captivity"

The enemy bombardment caught 23-year-old Mariupol resident Mykola Burlaka near the Azovstal steelworks, where he worked as a repairman. The man sustained head and arm wounds from shelling. Mykola managed to walk to his home, where he received first aid.

Read more: bit.ly/3Y47Pq1

 

23 January 15:00

Tetiana Iudina: "I am not used to sitting idly by. I want to get a prosthesis as soon as possible and get back on my feet"

Before the war, Tetiana Iudina lived with her daughter Iulia, an employee of Avdiivka Coke, in Orlivka village near Avdiivka. The 60-year-old woman worked as a storekeeper on a farm. When the shelling began, Iulia and her child left for Kryvyi Rih, and Tetiana did not want to leave home.
 

Read more: bit.ly/3j4RYsn

 

17 January 17:00

The Transport Directorate of Metinvest Pokrovsk Coal has purchased a generator for motorcade
No. 4.

The equipment will provide electricity to a household during emergency outages.

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17 January 15:00

CG "Pokrovske" continues implementing the programme on conveyor line automation

In addition to the transportation of rock mass, maintenance of conveyor lines, overhaul and current repairs of equipment, the process related to the optimization of conveyor lines operation continues in the conveyor transport areas. 

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17 January 11:00

CG "Pokrovske" completes installation and commissioning of new equipment

The new equipment was delivered before the war. However, it has not yet been put into operation. Now two BPR drill loaders have already been sent to help tunnelers.

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11 January 11:00

Finding herself under a hail of rockets in Volnovakha, Olga Filipenko immediately realized that she had to save her children and take them to a safe place. The woman had not expected such a brutal offensive of the enemies, although, living between Donetsk and Mariupol since 2014, she had known what the military aggression of the Russians was.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3vRuvO6

 

09 January 15:00

Metinvest has received its most important award of this terrible year. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the United24 fundraising platform have recognised the Group for supporting Ukraine and every Ukrainian. This is an achievement not only of the business, but also of the entire steel team.

Together with United24, Metinvest has implemented a highly creative project to help Ukraine’s defenders. The last batch of pre-war steel from the Azovstal fortress has been fashioned into 100,000 unique bracelets. The proceeds from their sale have been used to fund the purchase of a fleet of drones for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. These bracelets have become a symbol of invincibility for many people. Today, they are worn by citizens from 44 countries around the world.

 

09 January 10:00

The humanitarian mission of the Saving Lives project continues. Every day of the war, more and more Ukrainians need support. Thanks to international partners and contributions from charity givers, 374,130 people have already received various types of assistance.  

Read more: https://bit.ly/3Wi8piF

 

06 January 17:00

Metinvest supplied Pokrovsk community with powerful generators

Since the early days of the war, Metinvest Group has launched a powerful humanitarian front, as part of which it supplies the communities in Donetsk region with food packages, modern medical equipment, medicines, protective structures for military personnel, overalls and potbelly stoves.

 

06 January 15:00

A family of internally displaced persons received necessary household appliances and gadgets from Metinvest.  Metinvest Group traditionally does good deeds on New Year holidays. This year, the employees of the company created a real miracle for ten Ukrainian large families and social organizations that desperately need the most necessary things: winter clothes, comfortable beds, heat in the house, normal conditions for cooking, etc. This is exactly what they dreamed of receiving under the New Year's tree this year. Thanks to Metinvest, their dreams have come true.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3H6guTf

 

06 January 11:00

Since the early days of the war, Metinvest Group has launched a powerful humanitarian front, as part of which it supplies the communities in Donetsk region with food packages, modern medical equipment, medicines, protective structures for military personnel, overalls and potbelly stoves.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3ZpKW1A

 

05 January 16:00

As part of its cooperation with the PULSE charitable foundation, Metinvest Group has allocated almost UAH5 million for the development of tactical medicine in Ukraine.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3vUWEUk

 

05 January 10:00

Ukraine’s Pillar: Metinvest Allocates UAH2.8 Billion to Help the Country in 10 Months of War

Since the start of the Russian full-scale invasion, Metinvest has remained a reliable pillar for Ukraine in the economic, defence and social spheres. Over 10 months of the war, the Group has spent more than UAH2.8 billion to bolster the country’s defence capability and support its employees and civilians. Of this, UAH1.5 billion has been spent to the army as part of Rinat Akhmetov’s Steel Front defence initiative.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3VVExII

 

04 January 16:00

Metinvest to Provide Over 10 Mobile Shelters for Ukrainian Defenders in Donetsk Region

 

Metinvest Group has been supporting Ukraine's defenders since the first days of the Russian Federation's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. One of the areas of assistance is the fabrication of metal shelters to reinforce trenches and protect our soldiers from artillery shelling.

 

Read more: https://bit.ly/3Ztl9p7

 

04 January 14:00

Metinvest Donates UAH 10 Million in Aid to Ukrainian Border Guards

As part of the military initiative of Rinat Akhmetov's Steel Front, Metinvest Group has delivered a large batch of aid to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. The total value of the tactical equipment, machinery and steel structures in the aid package is approximately UAH 10 million. 

http://bit.ly/3VHvH0T

 

03 January 16:00

In Zaporizhzhia, with the assistance of Metinvest, young migrants are being rehabilitated on the water

In Zaporizhzhia, the project of free swimming lessons for children of forcibly displaced people continues, based on the method of Denis Silantiev and under the support of Metinvest Group.

The project "Physical rehabilitation of children through swimming", which was initiated by the well-known Zaporizhzhia athlete, Olympic silver medalist, world and European swimming champion, volunteer Denys Silantiev, continues. In this project, 118 migrant children aged 7 to 14 learned to swim in two months and improved their psychological condition. The initiative was supported by Metinvest Group, which financed a rehabilitation program so that children could exercise in the pool for free. The children were taught by the first mentor of Denys Silantiev, honored swimming coach of Ukraine, Serhii Pronyaev.

 

03 January 14:00

Have you ever noticed that winter holidays have a special atmosphere? This is the time when children and adults forget their daily routines and a fairy tale becomes reality. Even the most challenging life circumstances cannot spoil these charms, because light dwells in our hearts.

https://lnkd.in/dHq4GzRt

 

 

30 December 12:00

Metinvest CEO Yuriy Ryzhenkov: on the results of 2022 and plans for the victorious year of 2023

"This year has been the toughest in the history of independent Ukraine. Despite everything, Metinvest’s team is finding ways to prevail."

Yuriy Ryzhenkov,
CEO of Metinvest Holding

English subtitles available: https://lnkd.in/daXmmYYy

 

29 December 17:00

The year of challenges, resilience and cohesion: 2022 is being summed up at Metinvest's Kryvyi Rih GZK

In 2022, Ukraine had only 54 days of peace. The rest of the time was gloomed by the war. From the first hours, it fundamentally changed the way of life of the entire country. Political, social and economic spheres were forced to act in new conditions and realities. The Ukrainian mining and metallurgical complex holds the production frontline with new meanings and despite the challenges.

 

In Kryvyi Rih, GZK of Metinvest Group, despite problems with exports and restrictions on electricity consumption, continue to work on the production of high-quality iron ore products and pay taxes to the budgets of all levels. In parallel with the main activity, enterprises take care of the protection and safety of their employees, provide assistance to the military and perform a great deal of humanitarian work.

 

 

29 December 14:00

Employees of Metinvest's enterprises in Zaporizhzhia receive food and hygiene kits from Saving Lives
Families of steel makers in Zaporizhzhia are being assisted under the Saving Lives project implemented by Metinvest Group in coordination with Rinat Akhmetov Foundation.

Since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine, Metinvest Group, in coordination with Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, has launched the Saving Lives project. It aims to support IDPs, residents of the territories where active hostilities are taking place and residents of the frontline regions. Families of Metinvest employees also receive humanitarian aid from the Saving Lives project. Food and hygiene kits are distributed to employees involved in the production process, families of mobilized, killed or seriously injured employees and employees on maternity leave.

 

26 December 14:00

The public association "Green Center Metinvest Zaporizhzhia" has helped to equip a bomb shelter in Zaporizhzhia lyceum No. 23.

A point of invincibility, which has been recently opened in the third building of Zaporizhzhia lyceum No. 23 in Kosmichnyi district, is the result of joint efforts of the city authorities and public organizations. It has a buffet equipped with a wood-burning potbelly stove, electric kettles and a microwave, where one can cook or heat water and food if necessary.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3ie5SrH

 

 

26 December 11:00

Kamet Steel repairs hot-blast stoves of blast furnaces

In difficult conditions of power supply restrictions, Kamet Steel of Metinvest Group is implementing a programme of major overhauls of hot-blast stoves.

Difficult times for the country do not recede yet, but Ukrainian steelmakers work tirelessly in spite of the problems. Kamet Steel, even in conditions of power supply restrictions, keeps up with major repairs. The works on long-term overhaul of hot-blast stove No. 4 at BF No. 1M are resumed at the plant. The main objective is to replace the unit's refractory lining, which has become worn out in the course of operation.

 

 

23 December 15:30

140 Participants of Unbreakable Mum Project Receive Psychological Rehabilitation from Metinvest's Saving Lives Initiative and The Masha Foundation

The first 140 women and their children affected by the war have undergone an emotional stabilisation programme through the Unbreakable Mum project, launched by Metinvest Group’s Saving Lives Humanitarian Initiative together with the Masha Foundation.

Read more.

 

22 December 19:30

Yuriy Ryzhenkov: «Russia is still selling steel to the EU. Hopefully sanctions’ loopholes will be closed»

The CEO of Metinvest Group Yuriy Ryzhenkov gave an interview to the leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera on key issues of the company's functioning during the war, sanctions against the aggressor, as well as the restoration of the Ukrainian economy after the end of the conflict.

Read more.

 

22 December 19:30

Kamet Steel repairs crane equipment

In the BOF-shop of Metinvest Group's Kamet Steel the forced downtime due to power supply limitations is used to restore the process equipment. An overhaul of casting crane #13 is being completed.

 

 

15 December 21:30

100,000 symbols of perseverance: All bracelets from Metinvest and UNITED24 made of the last pre-war batch of steel manufactured at Azovstal plant have sold out

The project “Azovstal – A Symbol of Perseverance”, under which the UNITED24 fundraising platform of the President of Ukraine and Metinvest Group manufactured two batches of bracelets from the last pre-war batch of Azovstal steel, is coming to an end. All bracelets have sold out. A total of 100,000 steel symbols of perseverance were purchased by Ukrainian patriots from 44 countries. As planned, 100% of the profits from the sale of the last batch of bracelets will go towards the creation of the first-ever Fleet of Naval Drones for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Read more.

 

 

14 December 14:00

Metinvest helps the Ukrainian military master tactical medicine

First aid skills are an integral part of modern training of servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They help keep the wounded alive until qualified medical care can be provided. In wartime, the number of Ukraine's defenders has grown significantly, so the need for qualified medical training for the military has also increased.

Read more.

 

 

13 December 13:30

Update on operations of Kamet Steel

Metinvest completed the damage assessment and repairs of production facilities of Kamet Steel, caused by russia’s attacks on Ukrainian power infrastructure. Currently, Kamet Steel is producing pig iron at one of its blast furnaces. Further resumption of crude steel and rolled product output will be largely determined by power supply deficit in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine.

Read more.

 

 

12 December 15:30

Metinvest Donates UAH 10 Million in Aid to Ukrainian Border Guards

As part of the military initiative of Rinat Akhmetov's Steel Front, Metinvest Group has delivered a large batch of aid to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. The total value of the tactical equipment, machinery and steel structures in the aid package is approximately UAH 10 million. 

Read more.

 

 

10 December 11:00

Metinvest’s “Saving Lives” Launches Prosthetic Care for Ukrainians

“Saving Lives”, Metinvest Group’s humanitarian initiative, is launching a large-scale programme to provide prosthetics and rehabilitate military and civilian residents of Ukraine.

Read more.

 

 

21 November 12:00

An initiative to create a plan for revitalising the city of Mariupol after its de-occupation, has been formally presented in Kyiv. The partners of the project will be SCM, Metinvest Group, the Donetsk regional administration, USAID, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank. The initiative will consist of several stages. With the support of USAID, a vision for Mariupol will be developed. After that, there will be phases devoted to conducting damage assessment and rapidly restoring critical infrastructure. The team will then form a master plan for the revitalisation and begin implementing it.

 

 

18 November 14:00

Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO of Metinvest Group, spoke to Sky News about helping Ukraine and Ukrainians during the full-scale war. He also shared the latest news from the production sites of the enterprises and presented the bracelet "Azovstal. A Symbol of Perseverance". This is a joint project of the company with the fundraising platform of the President of Ukraine UNITED24, which aims to raise funds to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Metinvest's participation in the project is part of Rinat Akhmetov's Steel Front military initiative.

Read more.

 

 

17 November 18:00

Sky News - Ian King Live:

Metinvest CEO Yuriy Ryzhenkov speaks on Sky News about how the company is aiding Ukraine’s efforts to defend itself against the Russian attacks. He also shares updates on current business operations, and presents the Azovstal steel bracelet - a joint project with the President’s charity platform UNITED24 to raise funds for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Metinvest's participation in the project is part of Rinat Akhmetov's Steel Front military initiative.

Watch here.

 

 

17 November 15:00

Sky News - Ian King Live:

Metinvest CEO Yuriy Ryzhenkov speaks on Sky News about how we are aiding Ukraine’s efforts to defend itself against the Russian attacks. He also shares updates on current business operations, and presents the Azovstal steel bracelet - a joint project with the President’s charity platform UNITED24 which is focused on raising funds for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

 

 

16 November 15:00

The UNITED24 fundraising platform, created by the President of Ukraine, and Metinvest Group are launching the final edition of 'Azovstal – A Symbol of Perseverance' bracelets made of the final pre-war batch of steel manufactured at Azovstal steelworks.

Read more.

 

 

2 November 15:00

Metinvest, owned by Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynskyi, has reliably supported Ukraine in economic, defence and social matters since the beginning of the full-scale war. During the first 250 days of Russian aggression, the Group spent UAH2.1 billion to support the army, civilians and its employees.

Read more.

 

 

2 November 17:00

Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO of Metinvest Group, spoke to Sky News about helping Ukraine and Ukrainians during the full-scale war. He also shared the latest news from the production sites of the enterprises and presented the bracelet "Azovstal. A Symbol of Perseverance". This is a joint project of the company with the fundraising platform of the President of Ukraine UNITED24, which aims to raise funds to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Metinvest's participation in the project is part of Rinat Akhmetov's Steel Front military initiative.

Read more: http://bit.ly/3tLedoE

 

 

31 October 15:00

Metinvest Group continues to support Ukraine’s defenders as part of Rinat Akhmetov’s Steel Front military initiative. This time, 110 high-tech thermal weapon sights costing UAH11 million have been sent to the front line for the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

Read more: http://bit.ly/3SQW1Er

 

28 October 15:00

On 24 February, Russia launched a full-scale aggression against Ukraine. The enterprises of Metinvest Group near the front line immediately found themselves at the vanguard of resistance to the enemy. Unfortunately, during the first eight months of the war, the Metinvest family had to pay a huge price in the fight for Ukraine’s freedom and independence.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3Fo4lsc

 

28 October 11:00

Yuriy Ryzhenkov, the CEO of Metinvest Group took part in the Money Talks podcast of the British edition The Economist on the topic "How to rebuild Ukraine?”. A concise but comprehensive weekly guide to the forces changing the global economy.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3TODYQw

 

25 October 15:00

Metinvest Group, beneficially owned by Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynskyi, today announces that 16 companies of Group have filed claims to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Russia for damages caused by #Russia to Group’s property and possessions in the city of Mariupol and other territories of #Ukraine since 24 February 2022. Among others, #Azovstal and Ilyich Steel have filed claims with regards to Mariupol-based steelmakers. Additionally, more than 10 Group companies will file similar claims by the end of this year.

Read more: http://bit.ly/3Fk0j3Z

 

21 October 15:00

The stance of Metinvest and its shareholders has been unchanged since the early days of the war: it is to help Ukraine win. The maximum efforts, capacity and resources of the business have been channelled toward this goal. To strengthen the country’s defence capabilities, the Group has established a systematic supply of protective gear, tactical equipment, vehicles, protective structures and so on to the front line. In total, Metinvest has already allocated UAH1.3 billion to projects aimed to supporting Ukraine’s defenders. Among other efforts, this has been done as part of Rinat Akhmetov’s Steel Front military initiative. 

Read more: https://bit.ly/3EPIgTa

 

20 October 10:00

Yuriy Ryzhenkov, the CEO of Metinvest, Ukraine’s largest steel company and the owner of Azovstal, the factory that became the site of the final battle for Mariupol, speaks to The Economist about the current state of the Ukrainian economy and how the firm is adapting.

Read more: https://econ.st/3EUcEvF

 

20 October 10:00

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novinsky’s Metinvest Group has made every effort to provide the defenders of Ukraine with tactical equipment, vehicles, protective gear and special shelters. Among other efforts, the assistance is provided as part of Rinat Akhmetov’s Steel Front military initiative.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3EY0zWe

 

18 October 10:00

For almost eight months, Ukrainians have been resisting Russia’s full-scale invasion. In this heroic fight, Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novinsky’s Metinvest Group has been providing unwavering support to Ukraine and its defenders.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3EPIgTa

 

14 October 10:00

Bracelets from the last batch of Azovstal steel, inscribed with "I BELIEVE IN THE ARMED FORCES OF UKRAINE" were released today, but they’re not for sale. Instead, anyone can win one by making a donation. These funds will be used to purchase an anti-drone system under the code name 'Shahed Hunter,' which will help detect and destroy the enemy’s UAVs.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3ex8uiy

 

 

12 October 10:00

Since the start of Russia’s invasion, Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novinsky’s Metinvest Group has made every effort to provide the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defence Ministry of Ukraine and other military institutions with tactical equipment, vehicles and protective gear. By early October, the Group had supplied 150,000 body armour vests to Ukrainian troops. As such, every tenth body armour vest in the Armed Forces of Ukraine is made from Metinvest steel or has been purchased by the Group.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3CrcEAk

 

7 October 10:00

"Azovstal is a metallurgical plant in Mariupol that boasts nearly 90 years of history, with many extremely strong and durable structures being made from steel smelted here: bridges, spaceships, as well as armor for tanks.

In 2022, after russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukrainian territory began, the Azovstal plant became the last defensive fortress of Mariupol.

The enemy almost destroyed 11 square kilometers of the plant territory. But neither threats, constant bombings or siege have managed to break the will of Ukrainians.

In the end, the word “Azovstal'' became a symbol of perseverance, courage, and the indomitable spirit of an entire people.

So, before you are 5 grams of perseverance. These bracelets are not just small ingots of steel, they are a symbol of respect and faith in the defenders of Ukraine. Our warriors themselves are like steel, and even stronger than steel. I am inspired that the last pre-war batch of steel from Azovstal will help the Armed Forces"

Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO of Metinvest Group.

By buying a bracelet, you help the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 100% of profits from their sales will be transferred via the UNITED24 fundraising platform for the Army of Drones project. https://lnkd.in/enhxbwns

 

 

6 October 10:00

UNITED24 and Metinvest create bracelets made from Azovstal steel to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine

https://bit.ly/3rCrWx4

Fundraising platform UNITED24 and #Metinvest Group, as part of the #Azovstal. A Symbol of Perseverance project, have created limited-edition bracelets using pre-war steel from the steel plant and legendary fortress in #Mariupol. All the proceeds from the sale of the bracelets will go to the Army of Drones project for the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU)

 

21 September 10:00

February 24 divided our life into ‘BEFORE’ and ‘AFTER’
We used to sing the Ukrainian national anthem on holidays
Now we sing it in bomb shelters
We used to listen to our favourite bands
Now we hear sirens more and more
We are not enjoying a sunny summer
We still have a hellish February
Although we cannot choose when to live
We can choose how to respond to today’s challenges
Since the early days of the war, Metinvest
Has been helping defenders
Has been supporting employees
Has been caring for Ukrainians
Has been making products to support the economy
This is our Steel Front
We are on the front line, fighting for Ukraine alongside all Ukrainians
One and all
For freedom
For victory

Steel Front: united we stand!

 

21 September 10:00

Metinvest Supplies Almost Half a Million Litres of Fuel for Army

Ukrainian soldiers continue to defend the country’s borders, cities, towns and villages from Russia’s invasion. Our defenders make it possible for the Group’s companies to operate where it is relatively safe, enabling them to pay taxes and support the national economy in these challenging times for the country. Helping the military is one of the focus areas of Rinat Akhmetov Steel Front military initiative.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3LxRlBf

 

16 September 10:00

WSD is honored to host Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO of Metinvest as a headline speaker at the 2022 European Steel Conference.
 
“For half of Ukraine’s history as an independent state, Metinvest has been there for Ukraine and has done everything in its power to make it thrive. The Group has invested money, resources and, most importantly, unfailing love. Now, as the country is going through its toughest times, we are not standing by idly; we are helping to bring victory closer. I thank our employees, the heroes of Steel Front, for this. I am convinced that together, we will win this war and will make Ukraine even stronger and more successful in the future.”

Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO of Metinvest

Join us on November 14-16 in Milan to hear Mr. Ryzhenkov provide updates from Metinvest and their continued support in the Ukraine.

Register before October 7 to take advantage of our early bird rate.
Link: https://bit.ly/3dxWg8q

 

10 August 15:00

Metinvest announces its operational results for the second quarter and the six months ended 30 June 2022.

6M2022:
✓ Crude steel – 450 kt (-77% y-o-y)
✓ Iron ore concentrate – 2,676 kt (-56% y-o-y)
✓ Coking coal concentrate – 1,154 kt (-10% y-o-y)

https://bit.ly/3QilSVa

 

 

3 August 11:00

 

Metinvest has developed its own unique coating solution

In a difficult time both for the country as a whole and for the company in particular, the Central GOK of the Metinvest Group improved the coating technology, inventing a unique engineering solution for the coating of pellets.

This became possible due to the initiative of internal specialists, employees of GOK, who were united by a single goal and teamwork.
It was the unity of people around the goal - to achieve results - that enabled Metinvest to develop its own, not borrowed, technological solution, which is worth being proud of.

The early test results give hope that the protection from agglomeration during direct reduction will be higher than that of competitors.
Thanks to the new technology, Metinvest not only remains a stable player on the market, but also provides a positive signal for further development and breakaway from competitors.

 

 

24 July 12:00

The Saving Lives humanitarian project, launched by Metinvest Group and DTEK in coordination with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, is gaining more support from the international and Ukrainian communities every day. Darijo Srna, director of football at FC Shakhtar, has officially become an ambassador of the initiative.

A memorandum of cooperation between the Do It Together charitable foundation and Darijo Srna has been signed in Amsterdam. The globally renowned footballer will become an ambassador of the project and a member of the foundation’s Programme Board. The aim is to engage the global football community in helping Ukrainian people in the front-line regions of Ukraine.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3Pzxmn5

 

23 July 12:00

Sergiy Detyuk, CIO of Metinvest Group and CEO of Metinvest Digital, discusses #Metinvest Digital’s results up to 2022, changes in the Group’s priorities since the outbreak of the war and the current plans of the Group’s IT partner.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3cyeKVO
 

21 July 12:00

Since the early days of the war, Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynskyi’s Metinvest has channelled all resources into bringing Ukraine’s victory closer. The steelworkers, miners and repair workers of the Group’s enterprises have been holding the line, showing resilience through their own “Steel Front”. Overall, Metinvest has donated more than UAH1.7 billion to support the army, the national economy, employees and civilians.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3v49Ar6

 

19 July 12:00

Ukraine’s richest man Rinat Akhmetov disputes the legitimacy of being called an oligarch, as he recently surrendered his longstanding media interests, he hasn’t been a member of parliament for many years and his business partner Vadim Novinsky resigned his political mandate as well. What follows is the full text of the written interview that he gave Corriere.

 

17 July 11:00

Dear Friends, 

Metallurgists and miners are celebrating their professional holiday in the coming days. Unfortunately, we cannot make it festive and full of joy. However, we can celebrate the Day of the Metallurgist and Miner with dignity and pride. 

Heavy industry has come to the support of Ukraine. From the beginning of the war, Metinvest has opened a front of steel. We have been assisting the armed forces, caring for Ukrainians, supporting the economy and helping employees who have had to move from the worst affected areas to safer regions in Ukraine to rebuild their lives. 
Like everyone else, we are scared at times. Yet the fear of losing our cities and our Ukraine is much greater. Therefore, we continue coming to work. We have been working day and night to mine iron ore and produce hot metal. We are doing everything we can to make sure our steel is delivered to our customers and to ensure that Ukraine is provided with the funds it needs to strengthen its economy and bring the day of victory closer. 

It is true that we are not operating to our full capacity. But it's a forced pause before a mighty leap. We will surely stand fast and our goals will become even more ambitious. Steel construction and the restoration of our country will require all of our strength. That said, victory first needs to be won.

I would like to thank each of the metallurgists and miners who are bringing Ukraine's victory closer in their workplaces. I also thank our colleagues in the Armed Forces of Ukraine who are defending our country. 

We have changed. We have become tough and hardened for the future of our children, our cities, and our country. We have truth and love on our side and these are the most powerful weapons. We will surely win and turn the hedgehogs that helped to defend our native land into bridges that will unite all of Ukraine. 

Happy Day of the Metallurgist and Miner!

Glory to Ukraine!

 

15 July 11:00

As the war goes on, civilians in Ukraine suffer not only from the shelling and bombardment, but also from a lack of access to food, water, essential items and medication. Launched at the beginning of the war, the Saving Lives humanitarian project helped to arrange a sustainable supply of such essential goods from Europe to Ukraine.
 

9 July 11:00

The Chief Legal Officer (CLO) of Metinvest Group, Svitlana Romanova, answered questions about the illegal shipment of Ukrainian steel from the port of Mariupol in an interview aired on Ukraine 24 TV. The Group's CLO also shared her thoughts on the unlawful actions of the occupying forces and their strategy of economic exhaustion. 

Read more: https://bit.ly/3IpDriW

 

7 July 12:00

The Chief Legal Officer (CLO) of Metinvest Group, Svitlana Romanova, answered questions about the illegal shipment of Ukrainian steel from the port of Mariupol in an interview aired on Ukraine 24 TV. The Group's CLO also shared her thoughts on the unlawful actions of the occupying forces and their strategy of economic exhaustion. 

 

 

7 July 12:00

Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynskyi's Metinvest Group has delivered more than Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynskyi's Metinvest Group has delivered more than 20 specialised ambulances to the military medical staff of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine (Defence Intelligence). The total cost of the vehicles, together with the cost of repairs and their delivery to Ukraine, is EUR 300,000.s to the military medical staff of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine (Defence Intelligence). The total cost of the vehicles, together with the cost of repairs and their delivery to Ukraine, is EUR 300,000.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3Pd37lf

30 June 12:00

Zaporizhstal of Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynsky’s Metinvest Group has handed over 50 bulletproof vests to the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Zaporizhia Oblast.

Rescuers received Level IV body armour from Zaporizhstal, according to the head of the Emergency Response Unit of the State Emergency Service in Zaporizhia Oblast Oleksiy Puha. The gear is quite reliable to protect rescuers working to mitigate effects of emergencies caused by enemy shelling.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3ufr57b

 

30 June 10:00

Update on operations of Kamet Steel and Metinvest’s iron ore assets

In mid-June 2022, Metinvest began preparatory work to place the production operations of its iron ore assets on hold. Starting from 1 July 2022, the Group will suspend production at Ingulets GOK and Southern GOK (classified as a joint venture). In addition, Kamet Steel (Kamianske, Ukraine) will switch to operation using one blast furnace. From mid-July 2022, production at Northern GOK will also be suspended. Meanwhile, Central GOK will continue to operate at reduced capacity utilisation levels. Several factors have led the Group to take these decisions, including logistical issues, higher production costs and lower steel prices.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3ucWI1l

 

27 June 15:00

Rinat Akhmetov, founder and shareholder of System Capital Management (SCM) Group and Ukrainian philanthropist, announced today the filing of an application to the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) against the Russian Federation for grievous violations of his property rights during Russia’s unprovoked aggression against #Ukraine.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3NsYXUW

 

27 June 11:00

Avdiivka residents continue to receive humanitarian assistance as part of the Saving Lives initiative implemented by #Metinvest Group and DTEK in concert with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation.

Despite constant shelling and very complex situation AKHZ employees keep bringing humanitarian assistance to those people who have not left the town. They have provided 830 food packages over the last two weeks. The packages include flour, cereals, pasta, oil, canned meat and fish, sugar as well as condensed milk. One package includes enough nutritious food to support one person for a week as recommended by the WHO.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3ywRPTz

 

24 June 13:00

More and more Ukrainians can receive assistance under the Saving Lives initiative that is supported by almost 90 donors and partners from Germany, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Greece, UAE, and other countries.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3OAZJAk

 

22 June 15:00

It has been four months since the outbreak of full-scale war in Ukraine. Thousands of people have lost their peaceful way of life due to the Russian invasion. To support them in these toughest of times, the Saving Lives project initiated by Metinvest Group and DTEK in liaison with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation expands the scale and geographical coverage of aid every day. 

We invite everyone who shares the principles of goodness and mercy to join us in saving the lives of civilians in Ukraine. For more information about the Saving Lives project, visit the official website:


Read more: https://bit.ly/3zQyygN

 

21 June 15:00

Metinvest Group has addressed buyers of steel products, asking them not to purchase steel products from Ilyich Steel and Azovstal that have been stolen by the Russians from the port of Mariupol. Letters to this effect, signed by Taras Shevchenko and Enver Tskitishvili, the general directors of Ilyich Steel and Azovstal, respectively, have been sent to all ports, customers, and partners.

Read more: https://bit.ly/39EOfwM

 

21 June 11:00

More than 85,000 people receiving aid through the Saving Lives humanitarian project

It has been four months since the outbreak of full-scale war in Ukraine. Thousands of people have lost their peaceful way of life due to the Russian invasion. To support them in these toughest of times, the Saving Lives project initiated by Metinvest Group and DTEK in liaison with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation expands the scale and geographical coverage of aid every day. 

We invite everyone who shares the principles of goodness and mercy to join us in saving the lives of civilians in Ukraine. For more information about the Saving Lives project, visit the official website:

https://lnkd.in/ehNWNgTU

 

16 June 11:00

Mariupol-based Ilyich Steel of Metinvest Group appealed to the Cabinet of Ministers and the Office of the President of Ukraine to impose personal sanctions on Russian residents who illegally seize and resell Ukrainian metal. Ilyich Steel General Director Taras Shevchenko has filed letters to this effect.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3zFwc43

 

14 June 11:00

On 2 June 2022, the CEO of Metinvest Group, Yuriy Ryzhenkov, was hosted by anchorman Bruno Vespa on the "Porta a Porta" programme on Italy’s RAI TV channel, where he talked about the historic economic collaboration between Italy and Metinvest, highlighted the Group’s next legal initiatives and described the continuation of production at Metinvest’s Italian plants in San Giorgio di Nogaro and Oppeano:  https://bit.ly/3mLNdC1

 

11 June 15:00

Metinvest Group has delivered another aid package for internally displaced people. This time the Group has supplied 4,000 mattresses, pillows and duvets to the cities of Kamianske and Kryvyi Rih.

Many Ukrainians found themselves on the edge of survival because of the war. Thousands of families fled their homes to escape the military assault or occupation to safer cities and settlements. In particular, they have gone to Kamianske and Kryvyi Rih.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3aWPasP

 

9 June 18:00

An experiment was successfully conducted at Ore Beneficiation Plant No.1 of Metinvest Group's Ingulets Iron Ore Enrichment Works (GOK) to establish optimal technological conditions for the production of concentrate with an iron content of 67% and higher using a non-flotation method.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3tqvO5O

 

7 June 18:00

 

For more than two months, the unique Metinvest Together! service has been providing free psychological support to the Group’s employees and their families. In the first 60 days of the initiative, psychologists have provided around 200 individual consultations. In addition, more than 100 Metinvest employees have attended Strong Together! online group sessions. 

Read full story: https://bit.ly/3aykQV2

 

6 June 18:00

 

Dear friends,
Metinvest is celebrating its 16th anniversary in the midst of war. Since its foundation, the Group has been working for the development of Ukraine. Now, in the most difficult times, we have not hesitated to direct all resources to help the country. Metinvest has allocated UAH1.5 billion to support Ukraine, and we will continue supporting it until victory.

In liaison with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, we have launched the Saving Lives humanitarian project. Due to the efforts of #Metinvest and partners from all over the world, more than 60,000 people have received food and essential supplies. We also provide regular assistance to medical institutions in our cities by supplying the necessary equipment and medicines. 

Despite the challenging conditions, our enterprises continue to operate. After a one-month halt, we have resumed operations in Zaporizhzhia. Our employees in Kamianske, Pokrovsk and Kryvyi Rih are standing strong in the most difficult times. I thank everyone who has contributed to the stability of production for the sake of a peaceful future. I believe that after victory, our enterprises in Avdiivka and #Mariupol will work again. We will restore our plants, and the indestructible fortress of #Azovstal will again produce high-quality steel.

We have been doing everything to strengthen the defence capability of Ukraine. We have launched production of special steel for armoured vests, which are now protecting our soldiers on the front line. Together with those purchased outside Ukraine, the armoured vests supplied by Metinvest number over 100,000. In addition, we have given the military drones, thermal imaging equipment, vehicles and medical supplies. We have also made tens of thousands of anti-tank hedgehogs and roadblocks to fortify cities.

All of this has been possible thanks to our team: specialists who go to work their shifts, volunteers for social projects and employees who defend our country’s independence. Every one of you is a hero worthy of respect and boundless gratitude.

Unfortunately, the war has brought tremendous grief to Ukrainians, including our workers. Please rest assured that we will not leave you in the lurch and will help you to survive the horrors of war. Metinvest has created rehabilitation and reintegration centres so that displaced employees can receive medical and psychological assistance, as well as find new work and accommodation.

The time will come when we will rebuild everything that has been destroyed. Yes, we have a lot of work ahead of us, but we also know what we will be working for: a happy life in peaceful cities of a successful independent country.

HappyBirthday, Metinvest! 

Glory To Ukraine!

 

 

6 June 15:00

People made of #steel. Full of power and love. Hardened in their homeland, they are strong like a fortress. 

We all have ten hands each, 48 hours a day, and one great desire for all. 

We might not always realise how united we have been. Tens of thousands of Metinvest employees are united around a common goal: to survive and to defeat the enemy. 

Everyone is bringing victory closer in their own way - 
by working hard, by defending Ukraine, by caring for those who need it most, or by continuing to support their family and their country.

Each one of us is unique and important in their own place - 
whether at the heart of the production process, 
in the office or at a remote workplace. 
We are where life is at stake, 
where things are dangerous, 
where care and a smile can bring miracles, 
and where our hearts belong. 

Metinvest is invincible Mariupol, enduring Avdiivka, hospitable Zaporizhzhia, mighty KryvyiRih, reliable Kamianske, and strong Pokrovsk. Metinvest is also the employees of the foreign companies, who, being thousands of kilometres from Ukraine, help maintain the stability of the Group and collect aid for their colleagues.

Metinvest is steelmakers and miners, process engineers and machine operators, soldiers and defenders, volunteers and activists. Pride in their homeland, and an example to the whole world. Together to victory.

 

 

6 June 10:00

Metinvest is celebrating its 16th anniversary in the midst of war. Since its foundation, the Group has been working for the development of Ukraine. Now, in the most difficult times, we have not hesitated to direct all resources to help the country.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3xnHBEr

 

5 June 12:00

Since the beginning of Russian invasion, Metinvest Group of Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynskyi has focused its resources on supporting Ukraine and Ukrainians. Over the first 100 days of the war, Metinvest has allocated more than UAH 1.5 billion to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine, civilians and its employees.

Read more information here: https://bit.ly/3zyZxgT

 

 

1 June 11:00

The Do It Together Foundation of the Saving Lives humanitarian project signed a memorandum of cooperation with Agritrade Ukraine, which is acting as the Coordination Centre for the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. This is the first strategic partnership between #Germany and #Ukraine as part of the Saving Livings project.

 

More information here: https://bit.ly/3m8YSKN

 

31 May 11:00

Germany expands humanitarian assistance for Ukraine as a part of the Saving Lives project

The Do It Together Foundation of the Saving Lives humanitarian project signed a memorandum of cooperation with Agritrade Ukraine, which is acting as the Coordination Centre for the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. This is the first strategic partnership between Germany and Ukraine as part of the Saving Livings project. More information here.

27 May 11:00

Metinvest Informs of Pirates from the Russian Federation

On 24 February 2022, the Russian military aggression against Ukraine began. Much of the fighting has taken place in Mariupol, which is currently under Russian occupation. On the first day of the war, metallurgical products produced at Metinvest Group’s Azovstal and Ilyich Steel iron and steel plants were in the port of Mariupol. These steel products were to be exported to buyers from various countries, including Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Portugal and Turkey.

At the time of the military invasion, several commercial vessels were in the waters of the port of Mariupol. They had already been loaded with 28,000 tonnes of steel. There is a high risk that the aggressor will use these vessels to steal and smuggle metallurgical products belonging to Metinvest Group. Read more.

25 May 18:00

Metinvest delivers drones, helmets and night vision devices to Ukraine’s defenders 

Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novinskyi's Metinvest Group delivered another shipment of aid to the Ukrainian Army. This time the country’s defenders received more than 60 drones and 50 sets of night vision devices and special helmets worth a total of UAH 10 million. More information here.

 

23 May 16:00

Zaporizhstal Masters New Products

Zaporizhstal specialists have mastered the production of cold-rolled coils that are double the standard weight without a weld. The first lot of new coils has been shipped for the construction sector.

This year, Zaporizhstal has started producing its first new type of products: cold-rolled coils with a size of 1.5-2.0 х 1,370-1,500 millimetres that are double the standard weight without a weld. The enterprise has already shipped 3,600 tonnes of these new coils for the construction sector. Zaporizhstal employees note that even in such tough times аs these, they are ready to develop and support the economy of Ukraine. More information here.

 

20 May 10:00

Metinvest Supplies 1,000 Special-Purpose Gear Kits for Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynskyi’s Metinvest Group has delivered modern gear to the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence to protect soldiers on the front line and help them to perform tactical tasks more effectively. The total value of the 1,000 special kits of bulletproof vests, helmets and night vision systems is US$2.5 million.
More information here.

 

14 May 15:00

Metinvest announces its operational results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2022

1Q2022: ✓ Crude steel – 1,962 (-8% y-o-y), ✓ Iron ore concentrate – 6,128 (-21% y-o-y), ✓ Coking coal concentrate – 1,276 (29% y-o-y). Read the full release here.

 

5 May 19:00

ALMOST UAH 1.2 BILLION OVER 70 DAYS – METINVEST'S AID TO UKRAINE AND UKRAINIANS

Beginning on February 24, Metinvest Group has been restructuring its work. According to the decision of shareholders Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynskyi, in addition to supporting the economic stability of #Ukraine, the Group has channelled all of its resources to help Ukraine and Ukrainians.

Over the more than two months of the war to date, UAH1.176 billion has already been allocated for projects to help our country. Read more information here.

 

5 May 17:00

For about a year now, Zaporizhstal has been producing certified medical oxygen. During this time, the steel workers have supplied over five thousand tonnes of oxygen to the hospitals. The geography of oxygen supply covers almost all of Ukraine.

 

4 May 10:00

Metinvest Group is doing everything possible to save the lives and health of its employees and protect them from enemy shelling. The Group is carrying out the mothballing of Avdiivka Coke and has minimised the number of staff working on the plant's industrial sites. More information here.

 

3 May 19:00

On May 3, at 5:20 p.m., a bus carrying workers from Avdiivka Coke in Donetsk region was fired upon by Russian troops. As a result of a direct hit on the vehicle, 10 plant employees were killed and around 20 were seriously wounded. More information here.

 

1 May 10:00

Defending the country has become a matter for all Ukrainians. While the army is fighting on the front lines, steel makers can take care of their lives even at a distance. For this, Metinvest will supply 100,000 armoured vests for the defenders of Ukraine.

 

29 April 17:00

Yuriy Ryzhenkov: We are here to win. The victory will come to Ukraine and then families will be reunited

Ukrainian fighters and civilians have been hunkered down in the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. President Putin said there is no need for his troops to storm the plant but has ordered a blockade, so that in his words “a fly could not get through”. That plant’s owners, Metinvest, which has facilities throughout Ukraine, once had around 40,000 employees in Mariupol; 4,300 workers of the Azovstal plant have escaped. Metinvest accounted for 45% of Ukraine’s crude steel output last year. Now, it’s focused on getting aid and equipment to Ukrainian troops on the frontlines. Yuriy Ryzhenkov joins us now. He is the CEO of Metinvest Holding. Read full interview here.

 

28 April 12:00

Rinat Akhmetov: "I am proud that Azovstal is our bastion of resistance in Mariupol 

Rinat Akhmetov's package of businesses includes many companies. However, it is his steel and mining facilities run by Metinvest that are threatened the most by the Russian invasion. Among other assets, Metinvest owns the Azovstal steelmaking plant. 2,000 Ukrainian fighters, including members of the Azov battalion accused by Moscow of being "neo-Nazis", as well as hundreds of civilians, are still holed up in bunkers under the factory. Rinat Akhmetov answered Le Temps' questions in writing.
Read full story here.

 

26 April 18:00

Ukrainian military receives drones from Metinvest Group

Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynskyi’s Metinvest Group has purchased DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo and DJI Air Mavic 3 Fly More Combo drones for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and transferred them to the east of the country. The nearly two dozen drones will strengthen the military’s tactical advantage. The Group has also donated night vision devices and thermal imagers to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Read more here.

 

21 April 10:00

Metinvest Group intends to employ the majority of steelworkers and maintenance personnel who have moved to areas under Ukrainian control 

The Group is looking after the vital needs of employees from Mariupol. All of those who have moved to the cities where Metinvest Group has operations can be temporarily accommodated at facilities prepared for this purpose and receive humanitarian aid, including food kits, clothes, accessories for children and essential household items. In addition, employees can count on medical and psychological support. More information here.

 

20 April 17:00

UKRAINE'S RICHEST MAN VOWS TO REBUILD BESIEGED MARIUPOL

Ukraine's richest man has pledged to help rebuild the besieged city of Mariupol, a place close to his heart where he owns two vast steelworks that he says will once again compete globally. Read more here.

 

20 April 11:00

Metinvest to supply 90 000 armoured vests to the defenders of Ukraine

Since the beginning of the war, Metinvest has provided protective equipment to the soldiers of the AFU and territorial defence of Ukraine. We both produce and buy the essentials for both front- and defensive lines, from bulletproof vests, helmets and medical supplies to anti-tank and anti-ship obstacles. Read more here.

 

17 April 18:00

Metinvest to Supply 90,000 Armoured Vests to the Defenders of Ukraine 

Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novinskyi’s Metinvest Group will donate 900 tonnes of steel, sufficient for the production of about 80,000 armoured vests for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the territorial defence forces. Another 10,000 armoured vests were purchased from outside Ukraine as part of the procurement of finished body armour. Read more here.

 

11 April 10:30

The Saving Lives Humanitarian Project Is Operating at Kamet Steel 

Metinvest and DTEK, together with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, launched the Saving Lives humanitarian project to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine. Together with our international partners, we have organised the purchase, delivery and transfer of food, medicines and essential goods to people in need.

In Kamianske, as well as other cities where the companies operate, a humanitarian hub is in operation and receiving cargo shipments with aid. These are essential goods, food and medicines. And volunteers, employees of Kamet Steel, unload, aggregate, sort and distribute humanitarian aid to where it is most needed. Full story here.

 

11 April 09:00

Metinvest and the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation provide comprehensive support for doctors 

Metinvest Group and the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation have been supporting Ukraine’s medical institutions for many years. They buy equipment, repair and upgrade hospitals and purchase medicines. The war has become a new challenge. Doctors are the guardian angels of both soldiers and civilians, but doctors also need help. Read full story here.

 

10 April 15:00

Metinvest’s Humanitarian Mission in Zaporizhia Has Already Processed 1,700 Tonnes of Aid

Metinvest and DTEK, together with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, launched the Saving Lives humanitarian project to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine. Together with our international partners, we have organised the purchase, delivery and transfer of food, medicines and essential goods to people in need.v Read full story here.

 

5 April 20:00

Metinvest Group has decided to resume the operations of some of Zaporizhstal's shops that have been in hot conservation mode

Metinvest Group's Zaporizhstal has started blowing in blast furnaces No. 3 and and No. 4. The launch of blast furnace production was attended by the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov, the Chairman of the Board of Ukrainian Railways; Oleksandr Kamyshyn; and Ukrainian members of parliament.

Read full story here.

 

5 April 18:00

We continue to work to get closer to victory

It's been a week since our last overview of how Metinvest’s enterprises are continuing to operate, but it feels like it's been a month or even two. As usual, we offer you a long-read that is not only 'a lot of words' but also links to more detailed information. It's worth reading, knowing and sharing, so that everyone continues doing their job and can be confident of the coming victory of Ukraine!

Read full story here.

 

5 April 12:00

SCM businesses and the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation donate UAH 1.4 billion in aid to Ukraine and Ukrainian people over 40 days of war

From 24 February 2022 to 4 April 2022, SCM businesses, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, and FC Shakhtar donated about UAH 1.4 billion ($48 million) in aid to Ukraine and Ukrainian people. In particular, this amount includes humanitarian aid (food, medicines, essential items, evacuation, shelters, etc.), as well as support for the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Territorial Defence of Ukraine in dozens of towns and cities (clothes, protective gear, medkits, etc.).

All businesses owned by Rinat Akhmetov, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, and FC Shakhtar are doing everything they can to help people, towns and cities, as well as the state to withstand this war with Russia. The humanitarian efforts (areas and volumes of humanitarian aid) are coordinated with the national and local authorities to ensure that aid can reach as many people as possible. Full story here.

 

4 April 18:00

Metinvest Hands Over the First Batch of Protective Equipment for the Territorial Defence Forces in Kyiv Region

Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynskyi's Metinvest Group delivered 450 sets of armoured vests and helmets to the 114th Territorial Defence Forces of Kyiv region serving on the front line.

The company allocated EUR 10 million for the purchase of protective equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the territorial defence forces. The first batch of 5,000 armoured vests, as well as helmets and first-aid kits, has already been purchased. Read full story here.

 

4 April 16:00

How Kamet Steel works and helps internally displaced persons under war conditions

Dmytro Lyppa, the General Director of Metinvest Group's Kamet Steel, talked in an interview with journalists from Ukraine 24 TV channel about the company's role in supporting the economy of the country, the prospects for the restoration of metallurgical production and assistance to temporarily displaced citizens.

Due to the Russian Federation’s military aggression, millions of Ukrainians have lost their homes and jobs. People are trying to move away from the area of armed conflict to places where life is still relatively peaceful, in particular to Kamianske. Today, the city has become a centre of refuge for internally displaced persons. There is housing, protection and, for many, the prospect of getting a job at Metinvest's metallurgical enterprises. After all, since the beginning of the war, Kamet Steel has been operating at 100% capacity, remaining a reliable partner for citizens and for Ukraine." Read interview here.

 

4 April 12:00

Saving Lives: From the local experience of 2014 to a large-scale, humanitarian mission

Oleksandr Vishnyakov, the Head of the Saving Lives Humanitarian Centre, talked about the primary areas of his work, logistics and international support.

Since 24 February, every Ukrainian has encountered their own “front” – military, economic, medical and civilian. To support the country under difficult conditions, Metinvest and DTEK's businesses, with the support of the Office of the President and in coordination with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, have created the powerful Saving Lives Humanitarian Centre. At the moment, this organisation is on the “front line” of supporting the lives of people affected by the war. Read full story here.

 

31 March 13:00

Metinvest Group is helping the military and territorial defence forces

Since the first days of the war, Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynskyi’s Metinvest Group has supported the armed forces of Ukraine, as well as the territorial defence forces in the cities where the Group has operations.

To help the defenders and the defence of the cities, Metinvest Group's enterprises have already manufactured and delivered around 40,000 hedgehog anti-tank obstacles, as well as more than 10,000 studded chains to defend against wheeled vehicles and anti-landing hedgehogs capable of delaying the enemy's advance.

 

29 March 14:00 

Ivan Goltvenko: “It wasn’t a ‘humanitarian corridor’. It was a corridor of terror and suspense.”

Recently, a press event was held in Brussels, where Ukrainians from different cities told their stories of survival and salvation, and talked about the losses suffered by hundreds of thousands of people after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The event was held at the Ukrainian Civil Society Centre in the European Parliament by the Promote Ukraine group. Read full story here.

 

29 March 11:00 

Metinvest Group and the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation have purchased vital medical supplies to provide emergency medical care to people affected by the hostilities. The first batch of more than UAH30 million in medical supplies and equipment has already arrived at the humanitarian hub and will soon be distributed among hospitals in the cities where the Group operates. Read full story here.

 

28 March 19:00

Good evening, we are from Metinvest!

First of all, we are still working. We also continue to do everything we can to support victory.  On all fronts: humanitarian aid, support for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and territorial defence forces and, of course, production. I will break down what we are doing and how geographically. As always, this is #lots_of_text, but it is worth reading, as well as sharing. Information support and raising awareness are needed more than ever. Read full story here.

 

24 March 17:00

We unite for the victory of Ukraine!

Metinvest, UMG, DTEK and other SCM businesses have created a unified national and international network of carriers – the “Logistics Front of Ukraine” – to deliver humanitarian goods during the war.

We are inviting partners to cooperate: we are looking for transport companies and drivers with own cargo transport; buses and drivers with own passenger buses are needed Important! This is work, not volunteering. With each company, vehicle owner or driver, we will sign a contract. More details here.

 

23 March 18:00

More than 10 tonnes of food, hygiene products, medicines and clothing has arrived at Ingulets GOK in Kryvyi Rih

The aid has been collected by the Italian association Zlagoda and Kostyantin Zemlyansky, the CEO of the Young Business Club of Chernivtsi. Metinvest Group provided the cargo transportation.

The goods are intended for people who have suffered as a result of the hostilities, lost their homes or had to leave them behind. Thank you to our partners for all of their support! Read full story here.

 

23 March 16:00 

Southern GOK Is Operating under Wartime Conditions

Southern GOK has been restructured to work under wartime conditions. The plant is delivering on its March plan for the production of iron ore concentrate. The production facilities are being provided with electricity, fuels and lubricants and consumables.

The ore department of Southern GOK is working smoothly. On 16 March, a controlled mass explosion was carried out in the open pit mine, the first since the beginning of the war. The volume of the rock mass prepared for excavation is 350,000 cubic metres. Read full story here.

 

23 March 12:00 

Metinvest Group, together with AV Metal Group and the TRN Plant for Platform Gratings, has begun to manufacture bastions for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the territorial defence forces.

A bastion is a modern barrier structure, a type of gabion used as a simple fortification. Within the boundaries of cities, it is used to create firing positions, checkpoints and protective barriers. In open areas, it helps to quickly protect tents and close off equipment and ammunition depots. Read full story here.

23 March 12:00

Metinvest Joins Forces Its Partners to Help Ukrainians

More than 10 tonnes of food, hygiene products, medicines and clothing has arrived at Ingulets GOK in Kryvyi Rih.  Read full story here.

 

22 March 11:00

Vadym Novynskyi Foundation Provides Support for Zaporizhia Territorial Defence Forces

The Vadym Novynskyi Foundation has responded to a request by the Zaporizhia city authorities to provide financial assistance for purchasing armoured vests, helmets and first-aid kits for territorial defence forces. The foundation transferred US$500,000 to the account of the charitable organisation created for these purposes, enabling the target of US$1.15 million to be reached. Read full story here.

 

21 March 18:00 

The work of Metinvest's enterprises, we continue the battle on the economic and humanitarian fronts. We are not stopping and we keep working, where possible. We continue production, because this is the life of the country. It is the Ukraine's ability to have the strength to fight, to defend itself. Read full story here.

20 March 15:00

Azovstal CEO Enver Tskitishvili gave a detailed overview of the current state of the enterprise and spoke about the possibility of restoring the plant

– Good afternoon, my dear friends. My name is Enver Tskitishvili, and I’m the General Director of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works. This is the first time I am making a video statement for all of those reading the media today. Unfortunately, I had to do it, because I was deeply disturbed by information spread in the media today about the shelling of Azovstal in Mariupol. I carefully watched the video that started circulating on the internet yesterday. I saw how people reacted to it and decided to record this statement for you... Read full story here.

 

19 March 18:00

80 Tonnes of Produce for Humanitarian Food Kits, Purchased by Metinvest and DTEK

80 tonnes of produce for humanitarian food kits, purchased by Metinvest and DTEK, with the support of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, have arrived in Zaporizhia.  Food kits will be assembled from this delivery at a large-scale humanitarian aid distribution centre based at Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynskyi's Zaporizhstal plant, part of Metinvest Group.

Four train wagons of produce for food kits has arrived in Zaporizhia from Metinvest's international humanitarian hub in Poland. This represents around 80 tonnes of food. Beginning tomorrow, the sorting centre will start to make food kits for the cities that have suffered the most from the aggression of the Russian Federation. More information here.

 

19 March 13:00

Steelmakers and coke-makers of Kamet Steel are operating according to plan

We support Ukraine’s economic front. The steelmakers and coke-makers of Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynskyi's Kamet Steel, part of Metinvest Group, come to work every day according to the work plan, and the equipment is functioning smoothly. In February, all of the metallurgical shops of Kamet Steel exceeded their production targets for the month. It was possible to ensure the logistics for the shipment of finished products. In March, the work is continuing as usual.

We are making Ukrainian products for the future of the country. We believe in victory!

18 March 20:30

Metinvest volunteers collected 32,601 kg of humanitarian aid

They are united by their desire to save people. Young employees and Metinvest volunteers have already collected 32,601 kilogrammes of humanitarian aid for internally displaced people. They are getting the most necessary items: clothing, personal care products, food and medicines. And Metinvest is helping to provide temporary shelter.  About 6,000 places have been arranged in the cities where the Group has operations.

 

18 March 19:00

Bread

I grew up with a lot of respect for bread. My childhood was spent under the Soviet Union, and I met the independence of Ukraine as a teenager. Different worlds, different me, but still there was always "bread is everything's head".

Well, who as a child did not buy fresh, still hot bread and on the way home did not eat the edges? These are real moments of happiness. I loved the "brick" bread. And the bread heel was just enough one the way home from the store))) Over time, the bakery mix, of course, grew, but this very "brick" - it seems to be the main one)...

Read full story by Oleg Davydenko, Corporate Communications Department Director at Metinvest here.

 

18 March 14:00

Metinvest donates essential medicines to Zaporizhia hospitals

Rinat Akhmetov and Vadim Novinsky’s Metinvest Group have delivered more than 1,610 medical kits to four Zaporizhia hospitals. Metinvest Group has allocated around UAH 700,000 for the purchase of essential medicines. More information here.

 

18 March 11:00

Specialist workers in the blast furnace shop of Zaporizhstal support the operation of equipment in hot conservation mode

The powerful blast furnaces of Zaporizhstal today have been forced sit idle. The main units of the blast furnace shop are in hot conservation mode.

The employees of the plant believe in the victory of Ukraine and perceive the temporary shutdown as a forced pause before pursuing new achievements. In order to ensure the resumption of production in the future, Zaporizhstal’s specialist workers are supporting the operation of the main units in hot conservation mode. More information here.

 

17 March 18:00

Residents from the besieged city of Mariupol arrive in Zaporizhia and bear witness to the hell of the Russian siege

Residents of the besieged city, who managed to escape in their own cars, have reached Zaporizhia. For 20 days, nearly three weeks, they lived in bomb shelters under constant shelling and amid a complete humanitarian blockade enforced by the Russian invaders. More information here.

 

15 March 12:00

Yuriy Ryzhenkov CEO Metinvest for CNN

Yuri Ryzhenkov, CEO Metinvest Group,  told CNN about the company's work during the war, support for employees and residents of the cities of presence. Watch full interview here.

 

13 March 13:00

Metinvest Launches Psychological Support Service for Employees

Metinvest Group cooperates with the Wellbeing Company. A special psychological support service, 'Metinvest Together!', has been set up to help the Group’s employees and their families. Its experts provide free consultations online or by phone that help to reduce anxiety, panic and fear in wartime conditions.

As part of this service, 'Strong Together!' support groups are also available. These are daily online meetings run by crisis intervention specialists. Here, employees receive information on how to support themselves and their loved ones and they can talk to or listen to others.

 

13 March 9:00

UKRMETALLURGPROM DEMANDS EXPULSION OF ALL RUSSIAN COMPANIES FROM WORLD STEEL ASSOCIATION

After the two weeks of war, it became clear that Russian occupants are breaking all possible rules and international agreements, demonstrating a terroristic brutality unprecedented since World War II. The Ukrmetallurgprom association, which brings together Ukraine's leading steel and mining companies, as well as research, design and educational institutes, is appealing to the largest and most authoritative industry association, Worldsteel, to expel all Russian companies from the World Steel Association. We consider them accomplices of the terrorists who finance the war. Their metal has become destructive, intended for the massacre of the Ukrainian people.

Mr. Sajjan Jindal Chairman of the Worldsteel Association

Dr. Edwin BASSON Director General of the Worldsteel Association

Dear Mr. Jindal

Dear Dr. Basson

We appeal to you on behalf of all steelmakers and miners of Ukraine. There is a war going on in our country right now, and millions of innocent Ukrainian lives are being broken. By invading Ukraine and threatening other countries with weapons, Russia is threatening the security of the entire world.

After the two weeks of war, it became clear that Russian occupants are breaking all possible rules and international agreements, demonstrating a terroristic brutality unprecedented since World War II. Infrastructure has been destroyed, residential neighborhoods, hospitals and maternity hospitals, schools and kindergartens are being wiped off the face of the earth, old people, children and women are being shot. Right now, hundreds of people are dying in cold basements without food, water, electricity, having no opportunity to leave the encirclement. 

The Ukrainian people endure the hardships of war with dignity and honor. Ordinary Ukrainians, the state and business unite to resist the Russian aggression. The Ukrainian steelmaking community is helping the Ukrainian Army with all its might, organizing humanitarian aid, providing the efficiency of enterprises where it’s possible and supporting the economy of the country. Many steelmakers and miners joined the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the territorial defense to defend our Motherland. Bomb shelters of steelmaking and mining facilities have become a second home for the residents of Mariupol, Avdiivka, Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhia and other Ukrainian cities.

Now the whole world is feeling the pain of Ukraine. European businesses are withdrawing from the Russian market; fewer and fewer people and companies want to do business with an unpredictable and aggressive country. Such support is invaluable to us, as it gives us the strength to fight and believe in our victory.

The World Steel Association is the largest and most respected industrial association. Unfortunately, among the members of Worldsteel there are many representatives of the occupants, namely EVRAZ, Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works, METALLOINVEST, NLMK-group, Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK), SEVERSTAL, Russian Steel Association and others.

We consider these Russian companies as accomplices of terrorists, because they finance the war. Their connivance turns the once creative metal into a destructive substance intended for the massacre of the Ukrainian people.

We appeal to you with a request to expel all Russian steelmaking companies from Worldsteel, as they are not worthy to be a part of the global steelmaking community and enjoy the benefits of WSA membership. Your support will be a contribution to our victory and the triumph of justice for the steelmakers and all the people of Ukraine.

Kind regards, 
Oleksandr Kalenkov,
President of the Ukrmetallurgprom association

 

12 March 10:00

Metinvest Group has prepared shelters and assistance for refugees in safe Ukrainian cities

Rinat Akhmetov and Vadim Novinsky’s Metinvest Group is providing shelters for refugees from the most dangerous spots in Ukraine, especially Mariupol. In the cities where the Group has operations, places are being organised for people who will be evacuated in the near future. 

Refugees will be hosted at recreation centres, sanatoriums, healthcare centres and dormitories in Zaporizhia, Kryvyi Rih, Kamianske and Pokrovske. About 5,500 sleeping accommodations will be provided. Metinvest’s volunteers have collected blankets, pillows, linens and other necessities. The Group is buying mattresses. Places have been set up for cooking and eating. The most essential items have been purchased, including drinking water, food and medicine.

Psychologists and doctors will work with internally displaced persons where necessary. Columns with relief consignments and evacuation buses have already been formed in Zaporizhia and are waiting for the opening of a humanitarian corridor to Mariupol. 

"We believe that common sense will prevail on our enemy’s side and humanitarian corridors will work," said Yuriy Ryzhenkov, the CEO of Metinvest Group. “People are desperately waiting for help in cities where there has been continuous shelling for more than a week. Today, Mariupol is simply dying without food, water, and all of this happening amid cold weather. We are ready to help. We know how to help, and most importantly, we can help. We hope that this terrible situation will be resolved in the coming hours and we will be able to save people".

The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, Metinvest Group and DTEK have united to help Ukrainians affected by the Russian attack on Ukraine. A hub has been set up in Poland to collect aid from around the world and deliver it to Ukraine. The first 80 tonnes of basic necessities are already on the way to the country. When these supplies arrive at the Zaporizhia Humanitarian Coordination Centre, established at Zaporizhstal, volunteers will sort the goods and repackage them for further transportation to Ukrainian cities to help refugees and Ukrainians injured by the violence.

 

11 March 10:00

SOUTHERN GOK’S TEAM CAN OVERCOME ANY DIFFICULTIES

Southern Mining and Processing Plant (Southern GOK) is enduring difficult times. Due to the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the enterprise has faced a shortage of fuels and lubricants, problems with the supply of consumables and spare parts, and restrictions on the sale of marketable products.

Despite these unprecedented new challenges, Southern GOK is continuing regular operations, extracting ore and producing iron ore concentrate. The plant is on track with the production plan both in terms of volume and quality, while continuing to implement major investment programmes. The plant has not stopped its main projects for the expansion and modernisation of the production process. Moreover, it is taking responsibility for its impact on the environment and has implemented a comprehensive environmental protection plan for 2022.

Since the first days of the war, Southern GOK has been assisting in the territorial defence of Kryvyi Rih. As of 5 March, the plant has handed over 109 anti-tank obstacles, known as hedgehogs, to the city, and another 63 are ready to be sent. Our volunteers are organising the collection of food, warm clothes and basic necessities for the defenders of Kryvbas. Today, Southern GOK has three priorities. First of all, it is committed to protecting the health and lives of its employees. Then, it is ensuring the continuity of production and the regular payment of salaries.

 

10 March 20:00

Amid the war in Ukraine, the authorities, society and business have united in the fight against Russian aggression. In particular, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, Metinvest, DTEK and other SCM companies are helping Ukrainians to survive by providing humanitarian supplies to the affected regions. Rinat Akhmetov, a shareholder in Metinvest Group, spoke about all of this in an interview with the US edition of Forbes.

 

10 March 19:00

The attention of the world is riveted on the war in Ukraine. Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO of Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novinsky's Metinvest Group, told the BBC in an interview how the Group's enterprises are operating under these conditions and what they are doing to protect their employees and the residents of the cities where they operate.

 

10 March 18:00

Avdiivka Coke Plant: The Goal Is Survival

As a result of the fighting and the impossible logistical situation, Avdiivka Coke Plant was forced to switch Coke Shops #3 and #4, as well as the second chemical wing (coal preparation and recovery), to conservation mode.

Coke plant No. 1 and Coke battery No. 6 of the second coke plant continue to operate to ensure the production of coke oven gas to heat the furnaces of all the plants. Coke oven gas is also sent to a thermal power plant, where electricity is generated for production purposes. However, due to gas shortages, production was reduced to 6-6.5 megawatts per hour. In addition, despite all of these difficulties, Avdiivka Coke continues to provide heating for the city.

The staff are working to ensure that production continues at the existing shops and are overseeing the conservation of shops that have been forced to switch to downtime. They are working to protect the integrity of the masonry and carrying out the maintenance of the furnace facilities and equipment. Some employees are continuing to work on a daily schedule of 22 to 24 hours. Technical experts are also working in shifts to ensure the preservation of the mothballed equipment. A portion of the administrative staff are working remotely.

The safety of workers is being provided for by seven shelters with a total capacity for 2,500 people. As about 700 factory employees are currently working in shifts, there are enough places for everyone. The warehouses have generators, first aid kits, drinking water and food. 

The Group has had problems with the supply of fresh water. Currently, Avdiivka Coke is fed from bio ponds, factory storage tanks and wells. Metinvest Group is doing everything possible to support the Group's employees and salaries and benefits continue to be paid.

 

10 March 16:00

The first humanitarian aid shipment provided by the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation has arrived in Zaporizhia. Volunteers from Rinat Akhmetov and Vadim Novinsky’s Metinvest Group will prepare packages of essential items for Ukrainians impacted by the aggression of the Russian Federation. Food packages will include cereals, pasta, water, canned food, condensed milk, oil, sugar, and instant soups and noodles. The first shipments of food supplies, including pasta, cookies and sugar, have just been delivered. We are waiting for the next lorries to arrive.

 

10 March 12:00

Yuriy Ryzhenkov: We are helping the Armed Forces of Ukraine and territorial defence forces and have deployed a humanitarian front

Today, we are focused on the health and lives of our employees and the people who live in the cities where the Group has operations. The second priority is humanitarian aid. The third priority is assistance to the territorial defence forces and the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In order to prevent industrial accidents, as soon as hostilities began, we put our enterprises into hot conservation mode. First, we shut down both steel plants in Mariupol, then the same was done in Zaporizhia. When the first missiles hit and the city was bombed, we stopped Zaporizhstal.

At the same time, we still have our Kamet Steel plant in Kamianske, and our mining assets in Kryvyi Rih, with the latter operating at 30-40% of their capacity. Of course, logistics remains the primary constraint and we simply cannot export more.

 

8 March 10:00

Most of Metinvest Group's employees are based in Mariupol. Bomb shelters have been opened at Iyich Steel and Azovstal for the Group's workers, their families and city residents. At this time, bomb shelters are the safest places in the city for people to stay. Mariupol is already experiencing a humanitarian disaster.

Supplies of food, medicines and water have run out. The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, together with Metinvest Group, is trying to deliver essential goods to Mariupol, but the Russians continue to shell the city and prevent the opening of a humanitarian corridor.

The enemy has deliberately destroyed electrical substations and Mariupol has been without electricity, water and heat for a week now. Natural gas was available until recently. However, the Russian aggressors severed the gas pipeline and have deprived people of the last thing that remained of civilisation, and this has occurred as the outside temperatures have regularly gone below freezing.

Homes and social facilities have been destroyed, retail outlets have been wiped out, pharmacies have been looted. There is no food, no water, no medicines. And all of this is taking place under continuous shelling. By besieging Mariupol, the enemy is committing a real genocide against the Ukrainian people.

 

7 March 10:00

Shipment of humanitarian aid organised by Metinvest and DTEK has left Romania for Ukraine

Metinvest Group and DTEK, in cooperation with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and with the support of the Office of the President of Ukraine and local municipalities, have sent the first 60 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Romania. The aid will go primarily to the cities where SCM Group companies are present and where it is most needed at present.

As a result of this delivery, around 12,800 emergency kits designed to last for one week will be assembled for Ukrainians impacted by Russian military aggression. The kits will include porridge, pasta, water, canned food, condensed milk, butter, sugar, soups and instant noodles.

At present, Metinvest Group, DTEK and the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation are doing everything possible to save lives and prevent a humanitarian disaster in Ukraine. In addition to Romania, the first deliveries of humanitarian aid will be organised from Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and the Baltic states.

Metinvest and DTEK are also buying food in Europe for Ukrainians impacted by the war. A hub has been set up in Poland to consolidate aid and send it to Ukraine by rail. Special trains have already been prepared in Ukraine to receive humanitarian aid from the EU countries. All humanitarian aid collected by Metinvest and DTEK will be provided to humanitarian headquarters that have been established in all Ukrainian regions.

Metinvest has also asked its partners, companies and organisations in Ukraine and abroad to send medicines, foodstuffs, clothes, women's and children's hygiene products, and electrical appliances to help Ukrainians.

This initiative does not provide for individual one-off donations, rather it is focused on large-scale humanitarian aid. The company can only accept it in large consignments at present: in the format of cargo, packed on 120x80 cm euro-pallets or in containers with delivery to the terminal.

The following products and basic necessities are keenly needed at the moment:

Cereals of all kinds, pasta, oat flakes, tinned meat, fish and pates, canned meat, canned vegetables, condensed milk and nut pastes, biscuits/galets/nuts/nuts/dried fruit/butters, porridges and instant soups, matches, flour, sunflower oil, sugar, salt, tea, coffee, baby food, baby formula, infant formula, electric kettles, water, disinfectants, disposable dishes, nappies (diapers), sanitary napkins, toothpaste, brushes and toilet paper.

If you know of any companies, enterprises or other organisations in Ukraine and abroad that are ready to provide humanitarian aid in large quantities and join the initiative of Metinvest and DTEK, please let us know about them.

Contact for feedback: Yegor Ponomarenko +38 (067) 5100 167, Egor.Ponomarenko@metinvestholding.com.

 

6 March 10:00

Rinat Akhmetov: "We are helping the Ukrainian army to protect sovereignty, and the Ukrainians – to withstand".

Shareholder of SCM commented on the Russia's invasion of Ukraine for Ukrainska Pravda. The businessman and president of the Shakhtar football club noted that Ukraine has always been a peaceful country. 

“Ukraine has never attacked anyone. And today Russia is destroying villages, cities, infrastructure, killing civilians. Russia, of course, is an aggressor country. Putin is a war criminal,” Rinat Akhmetov stressed.

The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and all SCM businesses have joined forces to help the country.

"We are helping Ukraine, the Ukrainian army to protect the sovereignty of our country and win, and the Ukrainians - to survive and withstand," said businessman Rinat Akhmetov.

Now all business contacts with Russia have been severed and there is no any interest there and cannot be.

 

5 March 12:00

Statement by Metinvest Group

Separatist media outlets are again spreading false information about the situation in Mariupol, in particular about Metinvest Group enterprises in the city. According to absolutely untrustworthy sources, the special forces of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic were able to seize most of the territory of Ilyich Steel. The Group states that this information is absolutely false, its plants remain under Ukrainian control, and there are no enemy-occupied units at any of its enterprises. Moreover, the Ilyich Steel and Azovstal plants are currently some of the safest places in Mariupol and where local residents seek protection from the Russian Army’s shelling and bombing of the city.

This hoax is yet another attempt by Russian forces to destabilise the situation in Ukraine, and it is clear that it will not be the last such effort. Mariupol is in a difficult situation. Therefore, alongside the shelling, Russian troops are also waging an information war. Metinvest appeals to all journalists to double-check all the information they receive with official sources.

Reliable information can be obtained from the Group's official channels. Here is a link to a special report on the Metinvest Media news portal. It provides a daily update about the situation in Ukraine and at Metinvest Group enterprises.

You can get real-time updates from our Telegram Channel: t.me/metinvest, as well as by following our official social media accounts here:

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instagram.com/metinvest

twitter.com/metinvest

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For English, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn:

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5 March 10:00

Metinvest Group will support Ukraine's territorial defence

Metinvest Group will buy military protective equipment, including body armour, helmets and first-aid kits, for Ukraine's territorial defence. The Group has allocated EUR10 million for this purpose. The purchase will be made in several stages.  The entire country now stands united in the fight for Ukraine’s victory in this senseless war. Today we need to support our citizens in the territorial defence units who are protecting our cities, hospitals and our homes. During the first stage of the purchase, Metinvest will acquire 2,800 Polish-made bulletproof vests providing level 3 and level 4 protection and 500 first-aid kits manufactured in Turkey. The second stage will also include the purchase of flak jackets, first-aid kits and protective helmets for members of the territorial defence units. Territorial defence is Ukraine’s pillar and pride. We know that this protective equipment will help protect the health and lives of our defenders.

 

4 March 12:00

S&P Global Ratings has downgraded Ukrainian steel and pig iron producers amid Russia's military actions in Ukraine. The long-term credit ratings of Metinvest was downgraded to "B-" from "B" and "B+", respectively, and the company was placed on CreditWatch with a negative outlook.

 

3 March 18:00

Avdiivka Coke continues to operate, with a portion of the production facilities in conservation mode

Due to the hostilities and insurmountable logistical issues, Avdiivka Coke has been forced to transition the second, third and fourth coke shops, and the second chemical wing (coal preparation and recovery) into conservation mode.

Currently, some employees continue to work around the clock. Technical staff are working in shifts to ensure the preservation of production equipment. Remaining employees are currently experiencing downtime. Part of the administrative staff is also working remotely.

Metinvest Group does its best to support its employees and continues to pay salaries and benefits.

 

3 March 15:00

THE SITUATION AT METINVEST GROUP’S MARIUPOL ENTERPRISES AS OF 3 MARCH

It has been a week since production was halted at all Metinvest Group enterprises in Mariupol. Ilyich Steel, Azovstal, Metinvest-Promservice, and the Mariupol Machining and Repair Plant only have staff on hand to maintain the equipment and ensure there are no accidents.

Today, there is no question of resuming work, as Mariupol remains without power and communications due to Russia's military invasion of Ukraine. Emergency teams are doing their best and are repairing equipment damaged by enemy fire. There are no communications in the city at the moment, but we are hopeful they will be restored soon.

Metinvest Group is ready to deliver food and essentials to Mariupol at any time. However, the worst thing that the enemy is doing is preventing the opening of humanitarian corridors. As a result, they are creating a humanitarian disaster in Mariupol.

Volunteers from our enterprises have rallied together to help the residents of Mariupol and nearby communities who have been left homeless. They have collected warm clothes and delivered food. The Group has provided accommodation and meals for over 130 people at the Chaika Hotel.

The Group’s enterprises in Mariupol are also helping our military with fuel. We work in the knowledge that Ukraine will be victorious!

 

3 March  10:00

APPEAL TO MINERS AND STEELWORKERS IN RUSSIA

To our Russian colleagues: not long ago, we called you our friends and brothers. We attended the same schools and sat through the same university lectures. We stood side-by-side as we operated furnaces to produce steel and mined ore from the depths. Please hear this truth, which we could never have thought possible. This is the truth that we, your Ukrainian colleagues, want to tell you.

It has been almost a week since columns with tonnes of heavy armour monsters began trying to break through, bringing gloom and death. Thousands of bombs are falling on Ukrainian cities; they are being shelled by missiles and artillery of all types and calibres. Ukrainian men, soldiers and those enrolled in the territorial defence are being killed. But the most devastating thing is that our children, women and elderly people are under fire and are dying every day, every hour and every minute. Thousands of families are losing their homes and trying to flee from their cities and villages in Ukraine. This is a full-scale war, which your leaders in Russia falsely call a ‘special operation’ to hide its true extent.

When Hitler began waging a war of aggression against our nations on 22 June 1941, he also tried to avoid using the word ‘war’ in his speech. He instead spoke of an operation that aimed solely to defend against the Soviet threat. Today, 75 years later, does this sound familiar, Russian colleagues.

The heavy armour bearing down on us was smelted by the hardworking hands of the steelworkers at Magnitogorsk and Severstal using the ore that you mined in Russia. We are being shelled by the non-ferrous metal of Norilsk and Krasnoyarsk. The missiles and military jets that kill our people are made from your steel. The most grieving thing to see is that these jets and tanks are operated by your children, young guys who are barely 19 or 20 years old.

The steel capital of Ukraine – the border city of Mariupol, which has become one of the most prosperous cities of the Donbas area – is under fire today. Residential neighbourhoods are being razed to the ground, and civilians are suffering and dying. The Russian army is shelling it from all sides, hitting residential and civilian targets, aiming its missiles at the city center. Three schools have already been bombed.

Do you agree with this? Do you support the regime that sends your people to certain death and kills our children? If not, why do you stay silent?

Read full letter here.

 

2 March 10:00

Metinvest to arrange humanitarian aid for Ukrainians from Europe

Metinvest and DTEK, which are part of Ukraine's largest SCM Group, with the participation of Rinat Akhmetov's Foundation, will soon be sending humanitarian aid from Europe to Ukrainian cities affected by the Russian military aggression. Across Europe, many people and organizations have united to help Ukraine by raising money, collecting food and medicines.

The first deliveries will come from the Netherlands, Germany, Romania, Poland and Italy. The list of countries is constantly expanding. Metinvest and DTEK will also buy provisions in Europe to help the affected Ukrainians.

A hub will be set up in Poland to consolidate aid and send it to Ukraine. It will be delivered in containers via Ukrainian railways.

 

2 March 10:00

The Whole World Stands with Ukraine!

#WorldForUkraine is a global flash mob to support Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. Volunteers have launched #WorldForUkraine as a platform to showcase the sheer scale of the world's response to Russian aggression.

In the digital world, it is an interactive map of public support for Ukrainians under the hashtag #WorldForUkraine – rallies, flash mobs and protests around the world. In the physical dimension, it is your opportunity to take to the streets and declare: “No to Putin's aggression, no to war.”

Large Ukrainian businesses have already joined the greater movement and are helping Ukrainians impacted by the war. For example, Metinvest Group provides refugees and the victims of hostilities with the basic necessities - food, clothes, hygiene products and also helps those in need with temporary housing. The Group supports volunteer organisations in the cities where it operates and finances humanitarian aid. Join the #WorldForUkraine project and contribute to Ukraine’s victorious resistance against Russia’s bloody aggression.

 

1 March 17:00

Declaration of Force Majeure for Clients and Partners

Dear Clients and Partners! We regret to inform you that, like many other Ukrainian and Ukraine-related companies, Metinvest companies are facing what we consider to be a Force Majeure situation.

The ongoing hostilities in Ukraine, military blockades of sea ports, destruction or threat to land infrastructures could impair the performance of our contractual obligations. As of 24 February 2022, 05:30 (GMT+2), martial law has been introduced all over Ukraine. In addition, the National Bank of Ukraine imposed moratorium on cross-border payments, which may also impede our contractual payments into and out of Ukraine.

Please consider the above as a declaration of Force Majeure.

The facts of Force majeure are confirmed by Letter No. 2024/02.0-7.1 of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine dated 28.02.2022.

 

1 March 15:00

Metinvest continues to supply Ukrainian hospitals with medical oxygen in spite of the active combat situation. Ilyich Steel shipped oxygen for three additional days after switching to hot preservation mode.

Now that Ilyich Steel and Azovstal have been put into hot preservation, hospitals in the Donetsk region, including in Mariupol, will continue to receive oxygen from Zaporizhstal. In addition, we have received a request from the Ministry of Health to supply hospitals with oxygen during the state of emergency.

For our part, we informed the Ministry of Health about the problems with the Mariupol plants, while assuring them that we are ready to make every effort in order to meet the needs of Ukrainian hospitals from our Zaporizhstal and Kametstal facilities.

 

1 March 10:00

Molod Metinvest (the Youth of Metinvest) opens aid collection points for citizens whose homes were damaged as a result of Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Today, our people are in dire need of clothes and shoes, warm clothes, and blankets. Unity and mutual support are especially important these days.