The DPR told about the underground city, which makes it difficult to assault “Azovstal”

Under the Azovstal plant in Mariupol there is a whole underground city, and some premises of the enterprise are designed for a nuclear strike, all this makes it difficult to storm it. About this “RIA Novosti” said Jan Gagin, adviser to the head of the government of the DPR.

«Azovstal»— this is a huge building, a huge Soviet-built plant, its area can be compared with another city, with another Mariupol, with its own communications, with roads and dungeons. That is, the facility itself was built back in Soviet times, taking into account the possibilities, including bombing and blockade, and even some structures are designed for a nuclear strike, — he said.

According to him, the assault on Azovstal seriously complicates the presence of underground communications that connect it with other similar objects of Mariupol— “under the city there is another city, practically.”

The adviser to the head of the DPR noted that the plant is defended by thousands of people with a full arsenal of weapons and a large number of ammunition. “Therefore, the operation is going quite slowly, at first glance, but, on the other hand, we must understand that we cannot risk manpower, people. Therefore, artillery duels are constantly taking place on the territory of the enterprise itself, — added Gagin.

At the same time, he expressed confidence that the Ukrainian security forces would not be able to break into Mariupol to release the nationalists. According to him, for this the nearest military grouping will have to cover a distance of about 100 kilometers.

Before the outbreak of hostilities, the Azovstal plant was considered one of the largest metallurgical enterprises in Ukraine. The plant is part of the metallurgical division of the Metinvest group, the main shareholders of which are the SCM group of Rinat Akhmetov and Smart Holding. Vadim Novinsky.

The production capacity of the enterprise allowed it to produce up to 5.7 million tons of pig iron, 5.3 million tons of converter steel and 4.7 million tons of finished steel per year.

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