Ukraine: miners want minister Nasalik fired

Miners plan to hold a strike demanding from the authorities, among other things, the dismissal and criminal prosecution of the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik. “The miners are prepared to march to Kiev in a week. They are making addresses to members of the parliament and the prime minister”, a parliament member…

Ukraine: 660 million UAH to be spent to shut down state mines

Next year the government intends to provide 659.7 million UAH to shut down and maintain closed coalmines and coal-processing enterprises.

According to the budget draft, the funds will be spent to prepare 3 coalmining enterprises for liquidation.

There are also 16 projects to shut down enterprises and maintain 2 water-pumping complexes. (Ukrainian metal)

Armenia: 10 out of 27 mines have violations

Out of 27 operating mines in Armenia at 10 violations have been spotted.

The main violations concerned tax obligations.

To remove violations the mines are given 90 days.

If violations are not removed, the mines licenses will be cancelled. (Ukrainian metal)

Georgia: seven detained for Tkibuli Mindeli mine accident

Seven individuals detained as a result of the tragedy in the Tkibuli Mindeli mine on April 5 have been officially charged, announces Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs. “The investigation found that the detainees had violated the requirements of “technical regulations on safety of coalmines” that prohibited work in shafts where safety rules were violated. Despite…

Ukraine: decree to clear debts to miners signed

The speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy has signed the decree on state coal industry financing.

The decree has been sent to the president Petro Poroshenko.

261 members of the parliament voted in favor of the decree.

The decree aims to clear salary debts to state miners. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: mining industry helps develop regions

Kyrgyzstanis should understand that the mining industry would help to develop the regions, the President of the Association of Miners and Geologists of the Kyrgyz Republic Orozbek Duisheev declared. According to him, Kyrgyzstan is rich in natural resources, but the local population often opposes development of the deposits. “The president said that we needed to…

Belarus: BelAZ to create robot system for open pit mining

The Belarusian heavy vehicles manufacturer BelAZ, VIST Group, and Region 24 have signed a trilateral agreement on creating a robot system for mining operations. The document was signed during the international trade fair Innoprom 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk region, Russia, BelAZ representatives reported. BelAZ specialists are hard at work creating new mining vehicles to meet…

Ukraine: unions want new Selidovugol CEO fired

Because of the critical situation at the state coal enterprises, the Independent Miners Union has prepared an address to the president, prime minister and the Verkhovnaya Rada chairman. According to the union chairman Mikhail Volynets, the main problems in the industry are the wage debt growth totaling over 1.1 million UAH, the decrease of coal…