On August 5, the accounts of the state enterprise Vostochny Ore Mining and Processing Plant received funds from NNEGC Energoatom in the amount of 30 million hryvnias to pay off debts for electricity consumption. According to the press service of VostGOK, the funds were directed to companies - electricity suppliers.
Over the past two weeks, the issue with the power supply of the enterprise has been very acute. All auxiliary divisions of the Zheltovodsky site were disconnected from electricity for more than a week.
On August 5, there was a real threat of a complete shutdown of the plant, including uranium mines and factories. The first shifts of Ingulskaya, Smolinskaya, Novokonstantinovskaya did not go down into the mines. The company, which employs almost 5,000 Ukrainians, began to prepare for the transition to an idle mode.
The administration of SE "VostGOK" conducted numerous negotiations with the Ministry of Energy, the management of NAEK "Energoatom" on the immediate transfer of funds to resolve this situation and avoid the negative consequences of the shutdown of uranium mining and processing industries.
As of today, disconnection of the main production sites from power supply is not allowed.