Meetings of miners, dissatisfied with the policy of the Ukrainian authorities in Kiev for a second day. Miners promise to protest as long as long as the Authorities do not fulfill their requirements.
according to the Ukrainian media, at a rally in Kiev came to the Miners of the Donbass region, the Dnipropetrovsk region and Western Ukraine. Present were Commissioners of the Independent Union of miners, trade Union of workers of coal industry, state-owned enterprises " Oligopoly ", " krasnoarmeiskugol ", "Pervomayskugol" and " opponents ". From the largest Ukrainian energy holding DTEK went Dobropolyeugol and " Pavlogradugol ".
The miners came with the requirement to pay wages, to reform the coal industry and to remove From office the head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn.
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.
This is not the first strike of miners In the current year. Employees of several mines of Donbass went to Meetings even at the end of March. They said that they have plans to come to Kiev and to declare a hunger strike if the Authorities fail to pay wages. But at that time the Minister could resolve the situation, paying off part of the debt.
A new wave of protest, the miners began in Kyiv on Wednesday. The miners came to the presidential administration, the Parliament and the Cabinet, and in the evening moved to the building of the Ministry of energy.
on Thursday, the Protests continued outside the Parliament building with the same requirements. Now hundreds of miners remain at the walls of the Ministry of energy. They are banging their helmets on the pavement and look forward to seeing Demchishin, which at the moment is on a business trip in the USA.
"We (the head of Ministry) wait with his trolley and transfer Poroshenko or on Bankova street (the street on which the building of the presidential administration - ed.), or to the country to Poroshenko. Let them do there own business, no need to be sarcastic over the country and the miners, " said the head of the Independent trade Union of miners Mikhail Volynets.
in connection with rallies Demchyshyn said that prematurely interrupts the trip and returned to Ukraine.
The miners claim that they will protest until the Authorities will not listen to their demands." The action will last as long as the Miners will not get solutions and attention From the Authorities ", - quotes Agency the words of the pipes.
He added that the Rally may continue in Kyiv and in the field, But it will have to pass tough."
Authorities have accused the company of shares of the company DTEK, the Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, who for the last period of time can not come to a consensus with the authorities about the price of electricity for their TPP. Holding said that if demands are not taken into account, then the Firm will reduce output necessary for the state of coal by 20-30%.
However, the Company informs that was not involved in the company's meetings of miners, although it does not deny that the Miners take part in rallies.
"The company informs that the public prosecution organization in the company of the protests of the miners - It is nothing more than the desire to shift responsibility for a serious crisis in the industry for a private company and bureaucrats attempt to evade responsibility for the thoughtless policy of coal miners and power engineering specialists ", - reported in circulation DTEK.