Ukraine’s crucial steel industry fights to survive

Zaporizhzhia (Ukraine) (AFP) – Lit by the glow of molten metal, workers at Ukrainian steel plants are fighting to keep their industry afloat. Since Russia’s invasion, the sector — which is mainly found in frontline regions — has lost factories, staff and export hubs. Under constant threat of strikes and through intermittent power and water outages, plants have kept going in an attempt to prop up a key part of Ukraine’s conflict-battered economy.


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