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Russian appointees grant permission to extract lithium in Ukraine-controlled territory of Donetsk region - Andriushchenko

12 January, 2024 Friday
13:21

Russian-installed authorities in the temporarily occupied Donetsk are issuing permits for lithium extraction in the Shevchenkivske deposit, located in the territory controlled by Ukraine in Donetsk region

Petro Andriushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, reported the information.

"Last week, representatives of Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ, the mining division of Rosatom State Corporation) approved permitting documents for lithium extraction In Donetsk with the so-called DPR Cabinet of Ministers. Now, based on these documents, they are applying for the corresponding license from the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources," the statement says.

The Shevchenkivske lithium deposit is located on the territory controlled by Ukraine in the Donetsk region, a few kilometers from Kurakhove in the direction of the Dnipropetrovsk region.

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