Yatsenyuk: Close Mines, Give Each Miner UAH 80,000 a year

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Prime Minister Yatsenyuk told the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday that out of UAH 13bn of subsidies that are allocated to the coal industry, “the miners get only UAH 3bn; the rest is stolen.”

He quoted an expert, “who has been working in the coal industry all his life”:

“Out of the UAH 13bn which is spent on the so-called subsidy for the coal industry, he believes that UAH 10bn is stolen and only UAH 3bn reaches the miners.” Continue reading

Donetsk governor Taruta promises to close all illegal coal mines in the course of two months

1394541906-2927-sergey-tarutaDonetsk governor Serhiy Taruta promised to close all illegal coal mines in the course of two months during a meeting held with the heads of Regional State Administrations, as reported by UNIAN

“We have a map of the location of these holes. We know where are all the illegal mines are,” said the governor. He also explained that some of these mini-mines can be legalized. According to him, work in this direction had been carried out before, but it was ineffective because people did not trust the government and continued corrupt underground operations.

“All that wish to work legally will receive the rights to do so. And all illegal mines that will not undergo legalisation will be closed. Within two months we will have put an end to this matter,” said Taruta.

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