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.
Happy birthday, Metinvest!
Glory to Ukraine!