MAKEYEVKA, Donetsk People’s Republic – Nine Makeyevka-based companies have gone into receipership since March 1, Kirovskiy district administration head Valentina Kharlashka said at a meeting on March 23 with workers of a coke-producing enteprise.

An industrial enterprise in Donetsk (DAN News)

“Receivership is standard world practice, for example in cases of bankruptcy, when the government applies this procedure in order to preserve workers’ rights,” Kharlashka said. “In our case, it was prompted by Ukraine’s full blockade of the Donetsk Republic.”

Among the companies coming into Donetsk People’s Republic legal fold are such giants as Yasinovataya and Makeyevka coke plants and an affiliate of Enakievo steel mill. On Thursday, DPR receivership officials discussed current issues with workers of the largest companies in Makeyevka and Enakievo.