Gordonua reported that the Alchevsk Metallurgical Plant stopped work, as the Russians forcibly mobilized almost all employees. Lugansk regional military administration head Mr Sergei Gaidai announced in Telegram on 24 September “Men in Alchevsk almost ran out. Those who were found were mobilized. Even with armor. Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works has stopped production .because there is no one to work.” A similar fate befell on the Yenakiyevo Metallurgical Plant in the Donetsk region, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported on 21 September. Alchevsk Metallurgical Complex is one of the oldest ferrous metallurgy enterprises in eastern Ukraine. Its history dates back to the 1890s and its founder was Mr Oleksiy Kyrylovych Alchevsky. It was founded in 1895 as a metallurgical plant of the Donetsko-Yurievske Metallurgical Company. In 1961-1991 it was called the Kommunarsk Metallurgical Plant, because at that time the city of Alchevsk was called Kommunarsk. Beginning in 1997 it underwent bankruptcy proceedings. Until recently, the plant was jointly managed by Interpipe Group and the Industrial Union of Donbas. In 2002, AMC came under the full management of the ISD. Industrial Union of Donbas lost control over the company was in December 2017. Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works produces semis flat and long products.