News update:Mar 9, 2016

Ukraine: Avangardco feedmill captured by rebels

Uglegorsky feed mill which belongs to Avangardco, the largest Ukrainian poultry and egg producer, has been captured by rebels, according to the media-service of the company. The facility has stopped its operations which threatens to bring a serious problems to the whole company.

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

In the village of Novoluganskoe in the Artemovskiy district in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, armed men seized the manufacturing and technical facilities of the Uglegorsky feed mill representatives of the company have reported.

According to the report, the rebels intend to create a foothold in the mill. This will mean that in the coming few days a battle between the Ukraine army and rebels will take place, so the facilities of the mill are likely to be fully of partly destroyed.

"We do not rule out that the area of ​​the plant can be used also for holding weapons systems, because it is located at one of the highest points in the Donetsk region", commented the representatives of Avangardco.

"This situation can lead to serious problems in other industrial enterprises of the holding. Specifically, Uglegorsky feed mill made ​​deliveries of feed for poultry, at farms in the Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv regions. Today people from these regions may have to go without food, and workers in factories could lose their jobs. If in the near future we would not be able to restore the production cycle, all businesses may have to be stopped".

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