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Rozetka opens stores in Kramatorsk and Konstantinovka

Ukrainian online retailer Rozetka has opened stores in Kramatorsk and Konstantinovka, Rozetka co-founder Vladyslav Chechetkin told iforum2023 on Thursday.

“Yesterday we opened in Konstantinovka and Kramatorsk. We got stores there,” Chechetkin said.

According to him, before the war Rozetka in the above cities did not have them.

Chechetkin emphasized that the opening of stores in front-line cities is part of the company’s social mission.

“If you look at the map of military operations, you will see what distance from Konstantinovka to the front line is. For us, this means a social mission. Basically, we want to be near our customers, to help the locals who are constantly living in the war and also our military. Thus, we open even in the war zone,” the co-founder added to the Interfax-Ukraine agency.

He noted that Rozetka also operates in Mykolaiv and Kherson, which are regularly shelled by Russian occupation troops. In Kherson, the retailer opened on the third day after the de-occupation, but not all the stores that were there before the war are still operating in the city. In Nikolaev, the work of Rozetka has not stopped, Chechetkin said.

Online electronics and home appliances store Rozetka was founded in 2005 in Kiev by Vladislav and Irina Chechetkin, later the co-owner of the company became a fund managed by Horizon Capital. The company has now transformed itself into a multi-category online marketplace, but is also developing a network of its own stores, which stood at 297 as of February 2023, up from 270 a year earlier. In December 2022, Rozetka’s traffic amounted to 40 million people per month

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“Ukrzaliznytsia” appointed two trains to Kramatorsk and Slavyansk

JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” (UZ) has appointed commuter trains from Kharkiv to Kramatorsk and Slavyansk.
The company said in a Telegram that trains will run from Feb. 2:
No. 6812 Kramatorsk-Kharkiv. Departure from Kramatorsk – at 7:25, arrival in Kharkiv (via Slavyansk, where the train will stop at 7:48) – at 13:00;
#6813 Kharkiv-Slaviansk. Departure from Kharkiv – at 13:40, arrival in Slavyansk – 18:41.
As reported on 14 October, Ukrzaliznytsia resumed railway service to Kramatorsk (Donetsk Region), where trains have not run since early April last year.

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As a result of the shelling of the railway station in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, by Russian troops, 39 people were killed and 89 injured – the enemy is purposefully shelling civilians to prevent evacuation, said Pavel Kirilenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military District.
“It was precisely at the time when the exclusively civilian population was at the railway station of Kramatorsk that the Tochka U cruise missile with cluster munitions arrived … 39 people were killed, 83 people were injured,” Kirilenko said during an online briefing on Friday in Kyiv.
According to him, all the wounded have already been delivered to the medical institutions of the region, medical institutions and doctors from other regions of Ukraine are involved in the provision of medical care, depending on the condition of the victims.
“The enemy immediately got fakes that this shelling was carried out by the Ukrainian armed forces. This is another confirmation of incredible cynicism… All evidence and evidence will be provided. what I said, that they (the Russian Federation) will sow panic and hit only the local population,” the head of the OAVA said.
He noted that the arrival of the missile with cluster munitions was designed for manpower. “This is confirmation that this was directed against the civilian population … this is done solely to ensure that people do not leave the territory of the region,” Kirilenko said.
He also added that all possible measures will be taken to ensure maximum safety of people during the evacuation.



Kramatorsk airport could be repaired and put into operation, including civil aviation, within three years.
“On the instructions of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko I’ve inspected Kramatorsk airport. We need to repair and commission it like Mariupol [airport],” Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said on his Facebook page.
He noted that this year they should also overhaul the Mariupol-Zaporizhia highway within the region and complete the construction of a road to Bakhmut.
At the same time, the draft plan for the long-term development of Donetsk region for 2019-2021 says that the reconstruction and launch of the airport to work with civil aviation flights is planned for the next three years.
It is planned that Kramatorsk airport will be equipped with modern equipment, the terminals, the runway, the aprons will be reconstructed, and the airport square will be repaired.

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Fuhrlander Windtechnology LLC (Kramatorsk, Donetsk region) is studying the organization of production of blades for wind turbines in Kramatorsk, Deputy Director for Commercial Issues of Fuhrlander Windtechnology Yuriy Shevchenko told reporters during his visit to Kramatorsk organized by Ecoaction and Germanwatch on March 22. “Yesterday, with investors and engineers from Germany we discussed the issue of production of blade. They looked where and how it can be done. The blades are that expensive components of wind turbines, which are not produced in Ukraine,” he said.
Shevchenko said that the cost of organizing this production is from EUR 6 million to EUR 50 million, depending on the output volume and other factors.
Today towers, nacelles and hubs made in Ukraine are used in Fuhrlander Windtechnology’s wind turbines. The largest components that are imported are blades, bearings, generators and gear boxes.
Fuhrlander Windtechnology is the only manufacturer of modern wind power plants in Ukraine. It is engaged in construction of wind farms. The company produces goods on the site in Kramatorsk.
Since 2010 to the present, Furlender Windtechnology has built (equipped with its turbines) Novoazovsky, Ochakivsky, Kerch, Krasnodonsky and Lutuhynsky wind farms. The company also built a wind farm Ereymentau (Kazakhstan). The beneficiaries of Fuhrlander Windtechnology LLC are the co-owner of the ISD corporation Oleh Mkrtchan and the Verkhovna Rada deputy Maksym Yefymov (the Petro Poroshenko Bloc parliamentary faction).

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