Ukraine: Novolynskaya mine raided

Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, has reported a raider attempt to seize the Novovolynskaya mine No. 9. “Early on September 10 some 30 unidentified people arrived at the enterprise with the acting CEO of the state enterprise Volynugol Andrei Pilipyuk. They refused to identify themselves, they all wore black…

Ukraine: 400 thousand UAH embezzled on Volynugol mine construction

During the construction of a mine in Lviv region, the prosecutors have uncovered embezzlement of funds.

The Chervonograd prosecutor’s office has found out that during the mine construction, the volume of the works was illegally increased by 400 thousand UAH.

The mine belongs to the state enterprise Volynugol. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Volynugol mines cut off grid

The electricity supplier has cut the state enterprise Volynugol mines off grid because of the debt. “Since the second shift on July 4, the Regional Electric Networks has stopped supplying electricity to the Volynugol mines”, Mikhail Volynets, chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, wrote on his Facebook page. According to him, the regional…

Ukraine: Volynugol to be reorganized

This year Volyn region miners have lost some 130 million UAH because of the unfinished construction of the mine No. 10, According to the regional authorities, some 600 million UAH are needed to commission the first stage of the mine. Then the enterprise has to earn money for the second and third stages itself. The…

Ukraine: Volynugol miners on strike

On November 27, 21 miners of the Buzhanskaya mine went on strike. The miners of the third and the fourths shifts remained underground. The protest started after salary was not paid. “The Buzhanskaya miners were not paid August salary in full, and only 10% for September, with nothing for October”, the chairman of the Independent…

Ukraine: Volynugol property to be sold

The court allowed selling the property of the state enterprise Volynugol because of its debts, as it had not been paying land tax. According to the head of the State Fiscal Service department in Volyn region Svetlana Savchuk, despite the 4.5 billion UAH payments to the budgets of all levels in January-October, there is a…

Ukraine: Volyn miners on strike

Miners of the Novovolynskaya No. 9 and Buzhanskaya mines have been striking for two days, refusing to go underground. They demand payment of salary for July and August. They also want Alexander Zorin to remain the CEO of the state enterprise Volynugol. According to some sources Andrei Pilipyuk could become a new general director. The…

Ukraine: Volynugol coal output down

The situation at the state enterprise Volynugol has been discussed at the region state administration. According to the administration chairman Vladimir Gunchik, the Volynugol results are by far not the best among coal industry enterprises. “Coal mining has dropped by 57 thousand tons”, he said. The miners haven’t been paid salary for 1.5 months. “That’s…

Ukraine: Volynugol buys expensive self-rescuers

Volynugol ordered Zakhystprom Trade LLC the delivery of filtering equipment valued at 3.23 million UAH. By the end of the year the company will have supplied 340 self-rescuers at 9500 UAH apiece. In April Lisichanskugol bought similar self-rescuers from another supplier at 8326 UAH apiece, or 12% cheaper. In Russia, according to Lvivugol, such self-rescuers…

Ukraine: Volynugol bankruptcy stopped

The Rovno commercial court of appeals has cancelled the ruling of the Commercial court of the Volyn region dated February 21, which initiated the bankruptcy of the state-run Volynugol. The state enterprise has been in the process of going bankrupt since March 2. The appeal on the bankruptcy ruling was filed by the Ministry of…