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Ukraine's Avdiyivka Coke Plant Roars Past Prewar Production

After being shelled repeatedly and pushed to the brink of shutdown, the Avdiyivka Coke and Chemical Plant in eastern Ukraine's war-torn Donetsk region is once again running at full capacity. The factory is one of the largest coke producing plants in Europe and plays a vital role in fueling Ukrainian industry. It now produces purified coal fuel at a rate not seen since early 2014, before the start of the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service photographer Andriy Dubchak visited the Avdiyivka Coke and Chemical Plant​ and found the factory is expanding its facilities.


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Andriy Dubchak

Andriy Dubchak is a webmaster and a photographer for RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service.

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Anastasia Magazova

Anastasia Magazova is a Ukrainian journalist who is working with RFE/RL on a fellowship.

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Kateryna Oliynyk

Kateryna Oliynyk is a digital media coordinator for RFE/RL.

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Stuart Greer

Stuart Greer is a multimedia editor for RFE/RL.

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