KIEV, Ukraine (Aug. 2, 2011)—Ukraine security services have occupied Ukrainian tire maker J.S.C. Rosava's plant in Belaya Tserkov, idling the facility and putting 5,000 workers on the streets.
In a statement, Rosava claims the “invaders”—personnel representing the Security Service of Ukraine—did not show documents giving authority for these actions, but referred to a decision made by the country's prosecutor general.
“We are unpleasantly surprised by the actions of the impudence of the SBU,” said Vadim Tatus, chairman of the supervisory board of Rosava, in the statement.
Attempts to contact the SBU haven't succeeded.
Rosava produces more than 150 types of tires for cars, light trucks, commercial vehicles, agricultural and road-building machinery. Production capacity is listed at up to 6 million tires per year.