In Russia want to restart the Lipetsk factory Roshen

Closed by the decision of the Ukrainian confectionery group Roshen factory in Lipetsk region of the Russian Federation can be restarted with the new investors in case of sale of the asset. This was stated by the Governor of the region Oleg Korolev, reports the RNS.

“Of course (it is possible to restart – ed.). Factory is alive. If it comes down to how far we must go – before the sale, the new investors will launch within two minutes,” said the Russian Governor.

According to him, potential investors interested in the asset, but the structures associated with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has not yet made a final decision about selling the factory.

“Interested enough, and very nice to know. Our Russian and non-Russian. The interest is there. So as soon as Poroshenko finally decides to sell, all goes well. Will survive,” he said.

Korolev refused to name potential buyers of the factory, citing a non-disclosure agreement information.

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.

About 700 people factory personnel have already been informed about the closure of factories and redundancies.

Earlier in Roshen stated that Putin does not allow them to sell the Lipetsk factory.

In January 2016 Petro Poroshenko said that he signed over his share of the “Roshen” in an independent blind trust under the control of a foreign Bank.