The Ministry of energy of Ukraine: almost 70% of the mines in the Donbass not working
Almost 70% of the mines in the area of Donbas Now do not work, 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 edition of " Focus ".
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 said that Kyiv is ready to purchase the coal regions of Donbass, which are under the control of militias in Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
Kyiv authorities began in April in the East of Ukraine military operation against dissatisfied with the February coup d'etat residents. According to the UN on 31 October, the number of victims of the conflict exceeded 4 thousand people, more than 9 thousand were injured. With the mediation of the OSCE and Russia agreed a truce with the 5 September. In General it is observed, however, the parties blame each other in its violation.