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The fighting has taken a heavy toll on the metallurgy of Donbas, stated in the LC

Blockade by Kiev and the fighting in the Donbass has caused a severe blow metallurgy in the region, said the self-proclaimed head of the Luhansk national Republic Leonid beekeeper.

Earlier, the head LNR said about the competitiveness of coal of the Republic in this market.

"Today, the industry of the Luhansk national Republic is going through a difficult period. Fighting and blockade by Ukraine dealt a severe blow to the sector, but thanks to the incredible efforts, dedication, and the dedication of workers of the industry we have managed to rebuild the factories and start production," - said in greeting the head of the Republic with the Day of Metallurgist, published on its official website.

Pasechnik said that metallurgy is one of the "key strategic industries of the national economy", development of which is for the authorities of the Republic a priority.

"I am sure we will be able to regain its former glory and power and metallurgical complex of Lugansk region", - said the head of the Republic.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 13 thousand people.

The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.