DONETSK, April 27, /ITAR-TASS/. The Novokramatorsk Machine Building Plant (NKMZ) has provided to the people’s militia of Kramatorsk military equipment “for clearance of minefields set by Ukrainian troops near the city during the so-called “antiterrorist operation,” a representative of the press service of the Donetsk People’s Republic told Itar-Tass with reference to NKMZ chairman of the board, deputy of the People’s Council of Kramatorsk Maksim Vlasov.
The request was sent to the NKMZ on April 26. The equipment - engineer vehicles on the base of heavy tanks - was provided on the condition that the militia members would repair it. The repair works go on now.
NKMZ is regarded as a major heavy machine building plant in Ukraine. The enterprise exports to Russia 60% of its products.
The NKMZ press service reported that the plant was suspending its operation until April 28. At the moment, only security guards are staying at the plant with four armoured personnel carriers.
Kramatorsk is currently actively preparing for a referendum on the future of the region and the Russian language status in it. As many as 55 polling stations have been organised. Their work is supervised by the city dwellers having big experience in election campaigns. The food and medicine supply tasks are gradually being fulfilled in the city and the possibilities for the preparation and publication of campaign materials for the referendum are being studied.