Tetyana Ignatchenko, a spokeswoman for the Donetsk regional administration, said on October 29, 2022, that Russian troops destroyed an agricultural complex in the Donetsk region of Ukraine (east of the country) for the second time.
Source: Tetyana Ignatchenko, a spokeswoman for the Donetsk regional administration, Ihor Zynkovskyy, the director of an agricultural complex “Phoenix”
“Half a million eggs daily. 800 thousand heads of poultry – adult and young. It was one of the most powerful egg production enterprises in the Donetsk region. It was Until May 2022,” explained a spokeswoman for the Donetsk regional administration.
According to Tetyana Ignatchenko, since May 1, 2022, Russian troops, as on schedule – began to shoot the agricultural complex with rockets and artillery. Almost every day. Each time another blow happened at the end of the shift: at 5:30 p.m., when people finished work, left the workshops, and in a few minutes the shelling began – just when everyone was already outside and headed for transport.
“At that time, we employed more than one and a half hundred people, and already after the first Russian shelling, I felt that I simply did not have the moral right to persuade people to go to work,” Tetyana Ignatchenko quotes the director of an agricultural complex Ihor Zynkovskyy.
Russians bombed the poultry house until they destroyed everything. Communications were interrupted, equipment was smashed, and, accordingly, all the birds died.
“The cost of a chicken at that time was on average 150 hryvnias. We had 800 thousand of them. So do the math: the company lost 120 million hryvnias on poultry alone. And also equipment, premises. Total losses have not yet been calculated,” explained Ihor Zynkovskyy, the director of an agricultural complex “Phoenix”.
Now, when Russian troops were driven away a little, the workers began to return: they cleaning up dead birds, patching up roofs where possible, and restoring damaged communications. They are surprised that several dozen chickens survived, despite the heavy shelling and the fact that since the end of May they were deprived of their usual conditions and fended for themselves. They are now called cyborgs for such resilience.
Although, probably, the “phoenix” would fit better. By the way, this is the name of the company itself – “Phoenix”. The owners named it so because they were able to revive the production here, near Sviatohirsk, which Russian troops destroyed in the Luhansk region (east of Ukraine) in 2014.
“We will restore it. It’s a matter of time and money. The main thing is that we managed to save people’s lives,” concluded the director of an agricultural complex “Phoenix”.