“An unprecedented situation”. Bukovec said about the absence of debts to miners

"Беспрецедентная ситуация". Буславец заявила об отсутствии долгов перед шахтерами

The salaries of workers of coal mines was sent 339 million.

As of July 1, Ukraine has paid all directed budgetary funds on repayment of wage arrears to miners state-owned enterprises, reported today, 1 July, acting Minister of energy Olga Bukovec at the briefing.

She said that on behalf of the Prime Minister and at the initiative of the energy Ministry, the Finance Ministry had accelerated the payment of wages to miners. On allocated 339 million.

All the funds that were to be paid from the budget, received at the payment card of miners. This is an unprecedented situation where we have today from the General budget not the debt to the miners, “said Bukovec.

According to her, today the state-owned enterprises remains a small debt which will be repaid at the expense of economic activity – due to the sale of coal products.

Today is very important is to ensure sales of coal to mines worked steadily and smoothly, “- said acting Minister.

She recalled the decision of the Cabinet, which must occur priority dispatch of thermal generation units that use domestic coal for primary electricity generation. This decision will ensure the maximum sales of domestic coal.

We will remind, on June 30 in Kiev began an indefinite protest of the miners. According to the Chairman of the Independent trade Union of miners of Ukraine Mikhail Valencia, they demand the resignation of the Chairman of the energy Committee of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Gerus, as well as to oblige the state property Fund, Centrenergo, Googolplex SE “Kalush TPP-Nova” to pay the mines for coal in the amount of about 884 million.

Protesters also demanded to pay before the state mines workers salary arrears, which as of July 1, reaches more than 1.2 billion UAH.