Since the early days of the Russia Ukraine war, Metinvest’s Mr Rinat Akhmetov and Mr Vadym Novynskyi’s have channeled all resources into bringing Ukraine’s victory closer. The steelworkers, miners and repair workers of the Group’s enterprises have been holding the line, showing resilience through their own “Steel Front”. Overall, Metinvest has donated more than UAH1.7 billion to support the army, the national economy, employees and civilians. Mr Akhmetov said “Metinvest’s Steel Front is a contribution to our joint victory and the future of Ukraine. The Group’s steel, which features in hundreds of thousands of armour vests, is protecting the lives of our soldiers who are defending Ukraine’s sovereignty. Metinvest’s steel has formed the backbone of tens of thousands of shelters, anti-tank hedgehogs and fortifications, which help to stop the aggressor. We will walk the path to victory together and, after victory, we will rebuild everything that was destroyed together.”The key areas of the “Steel Front” are the army, the economy, team and help.Army - Metinvest has been donating modern equipment for the armed forces of Ukraine, territorial defence units, national guards, the national police, the defence intelligence corps and other forces.Economy - The economic situation is complicated: rising production costs, falling prices and lower demand for products have been accompanied by logistical problems. Traditional Black Sea ports for export are blocked, and the throughput capacity of railway border crossings to the west does not meet the demand for transportation. In addition, Ukrainian railway tariffs remain quite high. Government regulatory support can help to restore the industry’s ability to hold the economic front.Team - Metinvest is offering comprehensive support to all employees who were evacuated from Mariupol and Avdiivka to the territory controlled by Ukraine. In particular, the Group has prepared more than 6,000 temporary accommodation places in its social facilities, is providing people with food and is distributing food and hygiene kits.Help - Civilians in Ukraine are suffering from not only shelling and bombardments, but also a lack of access to food, water, essential items and medicines. To prevent a humanitarian catastrophe, Metinvest and DTEK, in coordination with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, have created the Saving Lives project.