Donetsk, Jan 4 - DAN. DPR Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to launch nearly two dozen industrial enterprises this year.

"In 2017 almost 20 enterprises are ready to be launched, operating in various industries," the ministry said.

In particular, Yuzovskiy steel mill is to be launched, as well as Khartsyzskiy state enterprise Silur manufacturing steel wire and cables.

A bunch of enterprises were destroyed or had to wind down operation in wake of Kiev offensive in 2014-2015. Ukrainian military intentionally targeted coal, steel and engineering enterprises. As of today, DPR actively restores its industrial and miming facilities looking for new export opportunities. *ot