Ukrainian Miners and protesters Near the building of the Ministry of energy and coal industry, blocked the main street of Kiev - Khreschatyk.
first about one and a half thousand protesters miners came to the building of the energy Ministry, demanding the resignation of the head of Department Vladimir Demchishin, salary payments and reforming the coal industry. Near the building of the Ministry of energy they set up the tent.
on Khreschatyk Miners rolled the trolley, painted in colors of Ukrainian flag and says " Lustration ". Now several dozen miners are on Khreshchatyk and move towards the Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence square). Motion to Khreschatyk stopped, collisions with authorized police organization is not happening. At the curb on the street Khreschatyk are the buses with dozens of authorized law enforcement officers.
Miners hauled the cart at the street to Maidan Nezalezhnosti and returned to the building of the Ministry of energy, where the planned rally. As said the head of the Independent Union of miners of Ukraine Mykhaylo Volynets, some miners want to stay the night in a tent Near the building of the Ministry of energy.
Ukraine due to the conflict in the Donbass lost the vast number of mines. On beyond the control of Kiev remained the most profitable mines, and companies, remaining under the control of the authorities of Ukraine, produce unprofitable gas coals. Most of these plants unprofitable, the government has no money for their maintenance, for this reason, it is expected that a phased closure.
first leader of Independent trade Union of miners of Ukraine Mykhailo Volynets said in April "in Kiev have the opportunity to go" 5-10 thousand striking miners demanding the resignation of the head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn. He said Demchyshyn is an incompetent Minister, a stranger to the energy industry and has led her into a state of destabilization.