Russia takes equipment from major industrial giants in Donbas – intelligence data

22:24, 04 March 2016

Equipment from more than 20 major Ukrainian enterprises located in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas has been seized and transported to Russia, Vadym Skybytsky, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, told reporters today.


According to Skybytsky, the intelligence service said it had recorded Russia's deliberate actions aimed at destroying the economic infrastructure in Donbas.

"It has been found out that all or parts of the equipment from more than 20 major enterprises in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions was seized, including from state-owned enterprise Topaz, Luhansk cartridge works, Lugansk machine building plant, Khartsyzsk machine building plant and others. In addition, equipment from 13 enterprises was entirely or partially looted, while steel supporting structures were cut for scrap," Skybytsky noted.

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