Following the decision of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic establishing administrative control over some Ukrainian companies, including Air Liquide Yenakievo, Air Liquide has announced it will not continue operating in the Donbass region of the Ukraine.
"The security of our employees, as well as compliance with applicable Ukrainian and international laws, remain our priorities," the company said in a statement.
Air Liquide has been present in Ukraine since 1992 through its engineering and construction activity. In 2011, Air Liquide started the production and selling of industrial gases. In the Donbass, Air Liquide owns an oxygen production unit dedicated to supply one steel customer.