Ukraine News Today: Ukrainian President’s confectionery corporation shuts down production in Russia
Roshen Confectionery Corporation decided to close Lipetsk confectionery factory in Russia, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Ukrinform.
The decision was made for economic and political reasons. The full stop of production and preservation of industrial and infrastructure facilities is scheduled for April 2017.
The seizure of property of the Lipetsk confectionery factory, imposed by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation under a criminal case, made it impossible to sell the factory.
“Starting from 2013, production at the Lipetsk confectionery factory was reduced thrice. The reason for this was the sharp decline in the range of goods after the unjustified ban of Rospotrebnadzor (Russian Customer Surveillance) in 2013 imposed on import of Ukrainian Roshen products to the Russian Federation and active discrediting of factory’s activities in Russian and Ukrainian media. Also, the authorities in some regions put pressure on the trade organizations for the sale of products of the Lipetsk confectionery factory. The decrease in the overall level of purchasing power is another reason for the factory’s shut down in Lipetsk,” a statement says,according to Ukrainska pravda.
According to the corporation, in relation to the production decline at the said confectionery factory, massive personnel reduction was constantly going on.
The remaining employees in the amount of about 700 people were already notified of the upcoming enterprise stop.
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“The multinational inspection team has confirmed the non-compliance by the Russian Federation with the clauses of the Vienna Document in terms of the provision of information on military forces to all OSCE participating states,” Head of the Public Relations Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Colonel Bohdan Senyk told Interfax-Ukraine on Friday.
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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 19 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters, UNIAN reports.
In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers fired rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the villages of Hnutove, Vodiane and Shyrokyne, the report reads. In the Donetsk sector, the militants used the same types of weapons in the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Luhanske and Zaitseve.
In the Luhansk sector, Russia’s hybrid military force repeatedly shelled 120mm mortars on the village of Krymske, as well as rocket-propelled grenades on the village of Novozvanivka.