crimean-titan-smIrshansky Mining and Processing Plant (GOK) (Zhytomyr region) continues to supply ilmenite ore to the company “Crimean Titan” in the north of the occupied Crimea.

This was reported by the online edition of BSNews citing an anonymous source in the peninsula. According to the source, ilmenite arrives in Crimea Irshansk GOK by train through Kharkov in Novorossiysk and then by ferry to the Crimea.

On Irshansky GOK site “15 Minutes” this information is not confirmed nor denied, citing trade secrets.

Recall January 16 came into force resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the prohibition of the supply of goods and services in the temporarily occupied territories. Decree provides that it does not apply to electricity and goods that have, according to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, strategic importance to the sectors of Ukrainian economy and its security.

On September 20, 2015 to 16 January 2016 continued public administrative border blockade of the Crimea and Kherson region, initiated by the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people. Its purpose was to end the supply of goods in the occupied Crimea.

Earlier, in April 2015 the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine dismissed one of the companies included in the Group DF businessman Dmitry Firtash, in signing a new lease of integral property complex “Irshansk state mining and processing plant.”

In September 2004, the State Property Fund of Ukraine has concluded with JSC “Crimean Titan” GOK lease property for five years without the right of redemption. In January 2012, the parties extended the contract until September 2014.
Three months before the end of the lease the lessee State Property Fund has warned that the lease will not be extended. “Crimean Titan,” said the desire to take advantage of the priority right to rent, but he refused Foundation. “Crimean Titan” is also included in Group DF.