Donetsk, Jul 31 — DAN. A ship carrying construction materials manufactured by Donbass companies has sailed for the first time from the Mariupol port to Rostov-on-Don, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said on Monday.

“Metallurgical companies in Makeyevka, Yenakiyevo and Alchevsk have sent the first batch of reinforced steel to Rostov-on-Don, ” Khusnullin said.

Donbass companies’ entry into the Russian market is another stage of integration of the new territories into the country’s economic space. “Each of the new regions has a tremendous potential which will be realized to develop the whole Russia”, he said.

Earlier reports said that eight  apartment buildings for 680 families had been commissioned in Mariupol’s Lenin Avenue.*jk