In Ukraine, Metinvest is planning to make high quality steel at its Illyich plant in Mariupol.

Due to the lack of high quality steel, “there is no development of machine building or home appliances,” Ryzhenkov said. “It is impossible to attract a car manufacturer here.” In Italy, Metinvest is in advanced talks with Italian firm Danieli to build a rolling mill. Metinvest already has two steel plants in Italy – Metinvest Trametal and Ferriera Valsider, with a total annual capacity of 1.2 million tons.