News agency 'Vchasno'

27% of Donbas Industrial Potential Has Been Illegally Moved to Russia

After the beginning of the war, the equipment of industrial enterprises located in occupied Donbas was illegally moved from the occupied Donbass to the territory of Russia.

27% of Donbas industrial potential has been illegally moved to Russia, Petro Poroshenko said during the 73rd meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York (USA), which was broadcast by Ukrainian TV channels.

According to Petro Poroshenko, there are 33 local industrial giants among the exported enterprises.

«27% of Donbas industrial potential has been illegally moved to Russia, including the equipment of 33 local industrial giants. The remaining enterprises cannot be fully operational because of the lack of professional staff, financial resources and the loss of cooperation ties with other parts of Ukraine», Poroshenko said.

Also Poroshenko stated that the ecological situation in the occupied Donbas is also deteriorating, in particular due to the flooding of coalmines, which pose a risk of water contamination.

«There are a number of potentially dangerous objects near the line of contact which, due to regular shelling by armed formations of the Russian Federation, could become an epicenter of the ecological and technological disaster», he said.

The head of state emphasized that the civilian population continues to face serious risks to their security due to the saturation of the uncontrolled part of the Donbas with mines and other explosive objects.

«This area, according to the UN, has already become the most mine-contaminated stretches of land in the world. To overcome humanitarian consequences of the Russian military aggression, over the last five year UN agencies have mobilized more than USD 460 million. We are grateful for the assistance provided by our international partners to millions of people in need», Petro Poroshenko said.