Kiev: in the Donbass don't work 70% of the mines
About 70% of the mines in the East of Ukraine currently does not operate, said 1st Deputy Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Yuriy Zhukov.
" soft time in Lugansk and Donetsk regions worked 93 state of mine. 24 of them remained in the territories that are controlled by Ukrainian troops, and 70% in part controlled by the terrorists. They worked 89 thousand miners. Currently almost all of these mines are, although destroyed only 7. The rest don't work, " said Zhukov in an interview to the publication " Focus ", RIA " Novosti ". Zhukov Also said that the warehouses of the mines, which are controlled by the militia of the territory in the Donbass, lies About 3-4 million tons of coal. First Zhukov reported that in the end military operations in the Donets basin, where 80% of Ukrainian mines, the country lost About 12 million tons of coal. He also said that Kyiv is ready to purchase the coal regions of Donbass, which are controlled by representatives of the militia of the Luhansk and Donetsk national republics. Donetsk and Lugansk people's Republic has already expressed readiness to supply coal to the Ukrainian regions.