Faction "Opposition bloc" left Thursday plenary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in solidarity with striking miners.
the proper decision was announced by the leader of the faction Yuriy Boyko.
He also said that in today's agenda of the meeting is not issues that would help to solve the problems of the miners, reports the news Agency. According to his statement, the government does not pay attention to the demand of the miners, seeking payment of arrears of salaries, provision of adequate social benefits, the normal operation of coal plants. According to the decision of the faction "Opposition bloc" daily wage of the MPs that belong to that group, will be allocated to the needs of miners. However, the Ukrainian Miners now again picketed the building Happy. The demands of the miners has not changed: the payment of wages and the resignation of the Minister of energy and coal industry Vladimir Demchishin. The building is reinforced security. In the area arrived about fifty police officers and national guard, reports Korrespondent magazine. The Ukrainian authorities are looking at a mining protest in their own way. So, NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said that the miners sent to Kiev by the owners of the coal plants." We currently will not allow, namely the use of miners to knock out money from the budget, " He added in the interview to Ukrainian TV channel 5. Recall, on Wednesday near the building of the Ukrainian Parliament gathered about 1, 5 thousand Miners. They demanded a meeting with the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada in order to voice their Demands regarding the situation in the coal industry and the non-payment of debt. Wednesday evening protesting Miners blocked the traffic on the Central street of Kiev - Khreschatyk - the building of the Ministry of energy and coal industry. On Tuesday, the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine has announced its intention to close and be preserved until the end of year eleven mines. On the same day, Congress passed the coal miners of Ukraine, at which They adopted a resolution on the statement By the President of Ukraine on dismissal of the Minister of energy and coal industry Vladimir Demchishin. The miners also demanded to convene a meeting of the national security Council, which must be worked out measures to resolve the crisis in the coal industry. It was announced that the accumulation of coal in the warehouses of Ukrainian thermal power plants fell below the thresholds, amounting to 800 thousand tons of coal on the status at the beginning of April. Today, the lack of capacity in the power system of Ukraine is 2 thousand Megawatts. In addition, it was claimed that the Kiev Authorities now control only 35 mines of 95, the rest are under the control of militias in the Donbass.