Evraz of Russia is considering closing down its steel production in Ostrava-Vitkovice and selling it off. Production has been suspended in Evraz Vitkovice Steel since earlier this month and is supposed to last only for the month of April. / We expect that selling the steel division would be difficult in current weak steel production environment in Europe. There is a theoretical link to (66,9 CZK, -0,15%) as (9,46 EUR, -0,60%) Ostrava (AMO) sells about one-third of its pig iron to Evraz and AMO, in turn, buys 34% of the coking coal of . Nevertheless, we haven’t notice any notably lower external sales of NWR’s coking coal during last Evraz temporal closures.