The protests of miners in the Donetsk region: closed track near Pokrovsk

Протесты шахтеров на Донетчине: перекрыта трасса возле Покровска

In Donetsk region the seventh day of the ongoing mining protests of the miners mine “Kurakhovskaya” and “Ukraine” SE “SelidovUgol” has blocked the highway of international importance in the area of the settlement Yachenskoe close to Pokrovsk. About this in comments to the Agency “Vchasno” said the head of “Independent trade Union of miners of Ukraine” Mikhail Volynets.

In the place where the miners blocked the road, there is no possibility of a detour, so there was created almost a kilometer-long tube, and some of the cars trying to drive through the protesters.

According to Mikhail Volynets, a car ran through the crowd, having made arrival on the miner, but the man miraculously escaped unharmed.

“Was hitting the miners, this was seen by the police, but for some reason they do not respond. We are asking the miners not to create a huge tube, but it’s spontaneous protests and people are very angry,” commented the trade Union leader.

The miners are demanding repayment of wage arrears to miners are not paid for June, July and partially in may.

Mikhail Volynets said that today will be a meeting of the Cabinet on which to allocate 250 million hryvnia on repayment of wage arrears to miners.

“Today the Cabinet will make a decision to redistribute 250 million is half of the monthly salary Fund. But after this we need some time to money came to the mines,” he said.