Russian forces destroy Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk

27 December 2022, 12:53 PM
Severodonetsk mayor Oleksandr Striuk (Photo:The press service of the Luhansk Regional Administration)

Severodonetsk mayor Oleksandr Striuk (Photo:The press service of the Luhansk Regional Administration)

Russian invaders have demolished the Azot chemical plant, one of the largest in Europe, in the occupied city of Severodonetsk in Luhansk Oblast, Severodonetsk mayor Oleksandr Striuk stated in a comment to Ukrainian outlet RBC-Ukraine on Dec. 27.

According to the mayor, Russian forces first looted all the equipment and sent anything with value to Russia.

"It's typical for them to totally loot the areas they occupied,” Striuk noted.

Striuk said that in the summer, the invaders had announced the restoration of the Azot plant, but “now it has become clear to everyone that theyare only capable of chopping off whatever equipment is more or less valuable and shipping it off to similar plant in Russia – they are incapable of anything else.”

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"It's clear that it is irreversible and the enterprise is being completely eliminated – as well as other industries," the mayor said.

Earlier, there were reports that Russian occupation forces in occupied Luhansk Oblast broke their promise to economically restore the region, and are instead systematically dismantling and looting the region’s remaining enterprises to sell off for scrap.

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