All enterprises of Group DF International, an Austrian holding owned by Ukrainian billionaire Dmitry Firtash, continue to operate, despite the sanctions imposed after the NSDC decision by presidential decree against Firtash himself and one of the Group DF companies.
“We are sure that these sanctions were imposed completely unfairly, but we do not intend to comment on the NSDC decision in detail in this appeal. First of all, the group declares that we and our businesses operate as usual, fulfill and will continue to fulfill our obligations, both to consumers of our products and to tens of thousands of employees and their families. We are focused on fulfilling contractual obligations for the supply of products and the provision of services to all businesses of the group: nitrogen, titanium, gas, logistics, port and others, "says reference Group DF.
The document emphasizes that the group's companies produce, ship and deliver mineral fertilizers to tens of thousands of agricultural enterprises, which provide all of Ukraine with food; supply raw materials and goods to many large domestic and foreign industrial enterprises; transship international cargo in their own port.
Group DF assured that it will continue to provide stable work for more than 50 thousand employees of enterprises, paying decent salaries and providing social guarantees.
As reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, by decree of June 24, approved the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to impose personal sanctions, in particular against Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash.
In addition, the license for the development of the Stremigorodskoye apatite-ilmenite ore deposit in the Zhytomyr region, issued for a period from 2004 to 2032 to Valki-Ilmenite LLC, which is part of the Group DF titanium business, was revoked.