The press service of the Group DF company, which unites the assets of businessman Dmitry Firtash, stated that the information about the shutdown of the chemical plant in Severodonetsk "Azot" does not correspond to reality.
"Severodonetsk Azot" operates as usual and ships products to farmers for the spring sowing season in 2022 in accordance with the agreements signed, "the refutation says.
Earlier today, the press service of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs circulated a press release: "The government, at the request of industrialists, promised gas benefits to producers of socially significant products," which, according to Firtash's press service, contained information that allegedly Severodonetsk Azot has stopped.
At the time of publication of this message, there is no such statement in the specified article. Nevertheless, the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs continues to assert that almost a third of Ukrainian chemical industry enterprises were forced to stop production due to high gas prices.
“According to numerous reports from glass manufacturers in December 2021, almost a third of the industry's enterprises stopped in production. Minimum operation of specialized melting furnaces is maintained, but there is no output at the output. The risk is that such enterprises will not be able to resume work in the event of a shutdown, ”the USPP said in a statement.