Deputies of the Kamensk City Council and the head of the city Andrey Belousov appealed to the co-owners of the Dutch mining and metallurgical holding Metinvest, Rinat Akhmetov and Vadim Novinsky, regarding the financing of environmental measures planned by PJSC Dnipro Metallurgical Plant (DMK). The corresponding initiative of the chairman of the city environmental commission, Alexander Lukashov, was unanimously supported on September 24, during the plenary session of the city council session.
In July, the DMK property complex was sold through an open auction. Its new owner was ZAO Dniprovsky Coke and Chemical Plant, which is part of the Metinvest holding. But the legal entity JSC "Dneprovsky Metallurgical Plant" did not become an object of the auction.
“The Dnieper Metallurgical Plant at one time developed and pledged to finance and implement a certain list of measures aimed at reducing emissions and improving the ecological state of Kamenskoye. In our appeal, we ask the owners of the Metinvest holding to finance these obligations. After all, the property of DMK was transferred to the coke oven, which is part of the holding, ”stressed Alexander Lukashov, head of the Kamensk city environmental commission.
The mayor's office recalled that the leadership of the former Dnieper Metallurgical Plant has planned the implementation of environmental measures for a total of about 1.48 billion hryvnia. According to the environmental program of Kamensky, they should be funded by 2025. However, the DMK was declared bankrupt.
“The City Council and the head of Kamensky, Andrey Belousov, demonstrate a balanced constructive position. It is unchanged: the economy must work, but in compliance with environmental standards and legislation, ”added Alexander Lukashov.