Ukraine’s non-operating coalmines in Donbass really dire, water supply under threat

Ukraine has lost control oover the situation at the coalmines that ceased operation in the Donbass region areas remaining under its control, said the DPR and LPR envoys to Minsk talks Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deinego in a joint statement.

“The situation is catastrophic at the suspended mines. Water drainage systems are not funded, inundation level is not controlled. This information came from reliable sources in grassroot trade union organisations and coalminers who came to work in the DPR,” said the envoys.

“Coalmine inundation is fraught with serious consequences, first of all, for water supply. The key water intakes feeding the Lugansk People’s Republic are in the coalmine inundation zone located in Kiev-controlled territory.

“In this connection, the Toshkovskaya, Zolotoye, Karbonit, Rodin and Gorskaya coalmines are of greatest concern (in the Kiev-controlled part of the Lugansk Region). To ensure their security, our experts recommended to take measures to reinforce the existing underground drainages or build a new one with submersible pumpsets,” said Pushilin and Deinego.

The DPR and LPR repeatedly drew the Global community’s attention to the dire situation in the sector.

“We continue to insist on the soonest inspection of companies in the Kiev-controlled part of Donbass by specialists of international public organisations and our experts,” the statement reads.

DONi News Agency