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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

AvtoZAZ Sheds 7,000

The AvtoZAZ automaker in Zaporozhye, Ukraine, has laid off more than 7,000 workers following full or partial stoppage of several assembly lines, Interfax reported Wednesday.

Interfax quoted Stepan Kravchun, AvtoZAZ director general, as saying that the Social Security Ministry was partially responsible, since it had failed to pay for 3,374 Zaporozhets cars ordered for invalids last year.