Zaporizhstal of Metinvest Group hands over 4,200 armour vests and 1,150 helmets to the National Guard of Ukraine


Since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Zaporizhstal of Rinat Akhmetov’s and Vadym Novinskyi’s Metinvest Group has been regularly donating military equipment for Ukrainian defenders. In particular, 4,200 armour vests and 1,150 protective helmets have been handed over to units of the National Guard of Ukraine.

“Today, the top priority area of assistance by Metinvest is providing protective equipment to our defenders. In order to protect the lives of Ukraine’s defenders who are fighting for victory at the frontline, Metinvest manufactures armor steel at its own enterprises and purchases modern gear for the soldiers. Since the start of the war, Metinvest enterprises in Zaporizhzhia have handed over circa 19,000 armour vests equipped with in-house armour plates. “The gear protects the lives of servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Territorial Defence, the National Guard, the National Police, the Defence Intelligence and other law enforcement units,” noted Oleksandr Myronenko, General Director of Metinvest Group Zaporizhstal.

On 05 August 2022, the servicemen of the National Guard of Ukraine, who defend the south of Ukraine, received from Metinvest another 1,000 of 4+ armour vests and 200 protective Kevlar helmets. The modern military equipment will protect the life of the military at the frontline and help perform tactic missions more effectively.

It’s worth noting that since the first days of the war Metinvest Group together with all of Ukraine has been fighting and will continue fighting till the full victory for the free and peaceful future of every Ukrainian. The company has donated more than UAH 1.7 billion to support Ukraine’s army, national economy, employees, and civilians.