Thursday, December 14, 2006

They emerged from the world below...Shahxteri!

Luhansk: Miners see sun after a week below ground

Twelve of fourteen miners who have been striking two hundred meters below ground for a week in Luhansk oblast left the mine on Thursday. They did so after the deputy Coal industry minister paid them a visit.
The miners refused to leave the shaft until some ten months of back wages worth nearly two million hryvnia is paid. Deputy minister Volodymyr Fichov traveled to Luhansk to mitigate the situation. A solution was apparently found during a meeting held in the Luhansk oblast administration. Two miners remained in the shaft to pump water out of the mine. Operations at the privately-owned mine in Krasnopolyevsk have been suspended.

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