KYIV, Oct 29 – Coal miners at the Kapustin coal mine in Pryvillia in Luhansk region continue to demand that their wage arrears reaching up to UAH 170 million be paid off, Mykhailo Volynets, chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Coal Miners of Ukraine, has announced.
"Today there was a collapse at the Kapustin coal mine. The sixth western waste haul roadway collapsed. The site was inspected by a rescue team that said that about 10 meters of the roadway had collapsed. And this is where 16 coal miners who are striking are located. And they are not going to leave the area. They have assessed the situation and announced that they still have two escape routes leading to the surface," Volynets wrote in a post on Facebook on October 27 night.