russians launch missile attack on Ukraine's biggest steel plant
On the night of December 5, the russian occupiers launched a rocket attack on the territory of the ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel enterprise. According to preliminary information, there are casualties.
The company's press service reported this.
"The emergency plan was activated, and the fire service, the labor protection department, and the medical service were called to the scene.
Rescuers are still working at the scene. All the necessary assistance is provided to the victims," the message reads.
"At this early stage, all our efforts are focused on bringing the situation under control," the company added.
There they promise to inform the public when new information will be received.
Employees are asked not to film the scene or distribute photos.
ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih is Ukraine's largest integrated steel company, founded in 1934 and located in Kryvyi Rih, in central Ukraine.
Bought in 2005 by Mittal Steel, the steel plant is one of the most important Ukrainian companies and a globally important steel producer. In Ukraine, it is the largest steel manufacturer of both rebar and wire rod. ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih also manufactures sections, angles, strips, and billets. The plant produces over 6 MT of crude steel, 5 MT of rolled products, and 5.5 MT of hot metal.
Located entirely in Kryvyi Rih, this steel company was built as an integrated mining and steel plant comprising an iron ore mine, ore processing factories and two open pits, a coke-processing plant, three sinter shops, steel workshops of different types (two blast furnace shops, blooming facilities), and three metal-rolling workshops.