Russian Military Blocked the Road by Foreign Investor

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Russian Military Blocked the Road by Foreign Investor

Russian missiles destroyed the production and investment plant in Bakhmut

Knauf is a German subsidiary of Knauf Gips KG. In Ukraine, the group produces building materials and mixtures. The plant attracted a large number of foreign investments, so the city of Bakhmut was considered one of the best in the Donetsk region.

On May 17, Russians stole the profits of foreign investors and the prospect of development. Russian missiles destroyed several buildings of the enterprise Knauf. During the airstrike, no one was injured. But on the territory of the construction plant, a large-scale fire began. Ukrainian firefighters eliminated the consequences of a missile strike for several hours. Production has now been halted because of the fighting in Bahmut.

The head of the regional military administration Pavel Kyrylenko in the Donetsk region said that the Russian occupiers are doing this intentionally.

Also on May 17, the morning of the Russians dropping missiles on residential buildings in Bahmut. The 5-story building is destroyed. Rescuers helped a large number of civilians. Three children, 9, 12, and 17 years old, suffered from shrapnel and debris from the house. 5 residents of Bakhmut were killed on the spot:

  • 2 women;
  • 2 men;
  • 2-year-old child.

"Russians deliberately destroy the industry of the Donetsk region. They are trying to destroy what has been built up for years and decades," said Pavel Kyrylenko.

Note that the occupiers are destroying all cities in the Donetsk region. The most striking example is Mariupol. 

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