Ukraine separatists plan to rebuild Ilyich steel mill, demolish Azovstal, Russian reports say [update]

The ruling authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republics (DPR) in eastern Ukraine planned to rebuild the Ilyich Iron & Steel Works but to demolish the Azovstal steel plant, according to Russian media reports seen by Fastmarkets.

Both mills are in the occupied but devastated city of Mariupol, in Ukraine’s Donetsk region. Ukrainian steelmaker Metinvest is the legal owner of the assets.

“The physical assets of...


Marina Shulga

May 23, 2022

16:18 GMT