Peskov commented on the closure of the factory Roshen in Lipetsk

Peskov commented on the closure of the factory Roshen in Lipetsk

Moscow. 20 Jan. The decision to stop chocolate factory “Roshen” Lipetsk took the shareholders, the company could work on, said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

“This decision of the owners, the work there was carried, and the President made statements regarding this. The company could continue, but if the shareholders adopt such a decision, it is their sovereign decision,” – said Peskov told reporters on Friday.

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Earlier on Friday it became known that the Ukrainian Roshen Corporation has decided to stop production activities of the Lipetsk confectionery factory. Full stop production and conservation of industrial and infrastructure projects planned for April 2017. “This decision was made for economic and political reasons”, – stated in the message of the company.

Roshen Corporation, one of Ukraine’s largest producers of confectionery includes Kiev, Mariupol (Donetsk region), Kremenchug (Poltava region) and two Vinnitsa confectionery factories, maslomolochny plant”, Bershadmoloko”, Latencyperiod (both Vinnytsia region) and Lipetsk factory “Roshen”, the Klaipeda confectionery factory (Lithuania) and factory BonbonettiChoco (Hungary).

The owner of the Corporation is the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. During the election campaign, he promised to sell Roshen, hired for this investment company Rothschild and the Ukrainian group “Investment capital Ukraine” (ICU). However, due to the lack of buyers in January 2016, an agreement was signed, according to which Poroshenko handed over his share of the Corporation in the independent “blind” trust. The Bank Manager of the trust also has a 4-year-old the attorney for negotiating the sale of assets.