Skip to comments.ArcelorMittal's Ukraine mill says searched by security service
Posted on 07/20/2019 10:39:53 AM PDT by NorseViking
KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian arm of the world's biggest steelmaker said on Saturday that the state security service had searched its plant in Kryvyi Rih, a week after new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy criticized the management.
ArcelorMittal has invested about $9 billion in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine's largest steel mill, which is now under close government scrutiny.
"Today, Ukrainian Security Service officials arrived at our plant and carried out a search," Alexander Ivanov, the acting head of the mill, said in a statement.
Zelenskiy, whose party will fight for control over parliament at an election on Sunday, visited his hometown Kryvyi Rih, 350 km southeast of Kiev, last week.
He called environmental conditions in the town "the biggest ecological problem" in Ukraine and asked ArcelorMittal's officials at a public meeting why the number of cancer patients in the area "should depend on their strategic plans".
The security service said earlier this week that it had launched an investigation into officials of one of the companies in Kryvyi Rih, whose activities caused damage to the environment, without giving the name of the company.
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“whose activities caused damage to the environment, “
Now the Russians are buying into all the environmental nonsense too?
I don’t think any Russians are involved. It is probably a hit designed to extort a bribe or steal the business. So much for a ‘new’ ‘non-corrupt’ Ukrainian government.
Are you aware of the difference between Soros and Putin?
Putin hates Soros. I think he threw him out of Russia.
It is not only the mill that is a serious polluter, there are also many iron mines working which adds to the pollution. The largest open pit iron mine in Europe is there and it is very very big. The iron ore they dig out has a high level of radioactivity which is a contributor to cancer rates in the city.
I don't think they can do much to fix the issue.
Shutting it down fixes the issue and that’s the point. Another way of saying “nice mill you got there. shame if anything happened to it”
Good, now what is the difference between the Ukraine and Russia?
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