The coal-mining industry remains the basis of the economy of the Donetsk People's Republic. According to the DPR's leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko despite the war the new mine workings are opened in the country.
"the coal-mining feeds the Republic and will continue to feed. It was the locomotive of the Ukrainian econimy and it will be the locomotive of the Donetsk People's Republic. During one year we opened more mine workings than Ukraine did in 2011-2014", - mr. Zakharchenko added.
DONi News Agency