Zakarpattia to replace Ukrainian salt production lost in Donbas

12 August 2022, 04:54 PM
Salt will be extracted in Zakarpattia (Photo:charlesdeluvio / Unsplash)

Salt will be extracted in Zakarpattia (Photo:charlesdeluvio / Unsplash)

A major rock salt extraction facility is being developed in Zakarpattia Oblast, regional governor Viktor Mykyta said in a Facebook post on Aug. 11.

“Unfortunately, Artemsil – a company in Donetsk Oblast, which supplied 100% of Ukraine’s salt – has ceased its operations due to the war,” Mykyta said, commenting on the urgent need of expanded salt production in the country.

According to Mykyta, Kation Invest is currently developing a rock salt extraction facility near Bushtyn, Zakarpattia Oblast, which would produce as much as 150,000 tons of salt per month.

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The project is expected to start producing output in six months, and would be able to cover 100% of Ukraine’s industrial salt needs, as the country’s roads are salted in the winter to combat black ice.

Salt shortages were common during the opening weeks of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, but the country currently has enough salt to meet domestic nutritional needs.

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