Voronezh ekoaktivist UMMC accuses of libel, the company denies

 Voronezh ecologist asked police to give a legal assessment of the alleged misleading statements made by UMMC and "Voronezhgeologii" beating ekoaktivistami geologists. In turn UMMC insists that the statements are true.

Ltd. "Voronezhgeologiya" 8 February attempted to begin exploration for copper-nickel deposits in Novokhopersk area. According to the general director Yuri Kopeikin, when he and his deputy arrived on the scene with the approval documents, on duty at the site Elanskii environmentalists and Cossacks beat them, stripped of my documents and broke. In this incident a criminal case under the article of the Criminal Code "Intentional infliction of bodily harm," which threatens to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

"In the two applications filed by the Department of the Interior Ministry Novochopersk Voronezh region, I want to test in fact defamatory statements addressed to me by the press service of the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company and general manager of" Voronezhgeologiya "Kopeikin YM" — the statement says activist Konstantin Rubakhin.

According to RIA Novosti press-service head GUMVD Voronezh region Natalia Kulikova, activist claims police received and registered by him of review.

In turn UMMC states that information about the beating geologists true.

"UMMC is responsible for the accuracy of the information published in the release. We are confident in the fact that the employees' Voronezhgeologii" is also sufficiently adequate and responsible, to prevent false reports, "- said the agency head of the Public Relations UMMC Victor Belimov .

Reported that in Novokhopersk area will be developed nickel deposits, caused from last spring numerous protests. The protesters believe that the nickel industry will lead to an environmental disaster in the region will make the barren soil will harm the river Hopper and the nearby nature reserve, home to the Red Book of the Russian desman.

The winner of the open tender for the right to develop and Elanskii Elkinskogo deposits was recognized Ltd. "Mednogorsk copper-sulfur combine", the structure of UMMC (JSC "Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company".

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