Metinvest handed over 55 steel shelters to Bakhmut defenders
Last week, Metinvest handed over a new batch of protective structures of its own production to the fighters defending Ukraine in the Donetsk direction. In total, since the beginning of the full-scale war, the Group has provided support to the army for more than 1.6 billion hryvnias.
Since the beginning of the full-scale war, Metinvest Group has actively joined Ukraine's fight against the aggressor. One of the most important areas was the provision of assistance to the defenders within the framework of the military initiative Steel Front of Rinat Akhmetov.
A new batch of steel mobile shelters from Metinvest left for the front
As the COO of Metinvest Group Alexander Mironenko noted, the company supports the defenders not with words, but with real actions.
We handed over another batch of mobile shelters from Metinvest to the defenders of Bakhmut as part of the Steel Front initiative. In mobile “capsules of life” fighters will renew their forces and receive reliable protection from shelling, he added.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the defenders of Bakhmut received about 55 such structures. So, in fact, every third shelter shipped by the company is installed in this direction.
We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, we believe in the victory of Ukraine and we are bringing it closer step by step,” he stressed.
Mobile shelters from Metinvest are prefabricated structures with a diameter of 2 meters and a length of 6 meters. They are produced at the enterprises of the company. Structures made of corrugated steel with a thickness of 2 mm have been known since Soviet times. During the war, they were finalized by the Ukrainian military with the help of the Group's metallurgical engineers. When properly installed – one and a half meters underground – such a shelter can withstand artillery shelling with a caliber of up to 152 millimeters.
Mobile shelters from Metinvest are prefabricated structures with a diameter of 2 meters and a length of 6 meters.
The mobile capsule can accommodate six fighters at the same time. The shelter provides for air communications and equipped with racks for weapons, there is a main and a backup exit to the surface. The shelter is equipped with a field oven so that the fighters can warm up, heat food and dry clothes. By the way, the production of one shelter requires almost 2 tons of steel, and work on each such structure takes 165 man-hours.
Metinvest donates mobile shelters to fighters. Currently, the company's steel capsules protect the military in Avdiivka, Bakhmut, Pokrovsk, Zaporozhye and Zhytomyr region.