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…

Ukraine: striking miner gets into hospital

Nikolai Kovalchuk, an employee of the Novovolynskaya-10 mine, who took part in the underground strike demanding salary debts to be cleared, ended up in the hospital. According to Mikhail Volynets, chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, he suffered from vomiting and bleeding. Kovalchuk has been taken to the hospital by the mining rescuing…

Ukraine: state mine on strike

Employees of the state Novovolynskaya-10 mine refused to return to the surface as a sign of protest against the non-payment of wages. “The miners of the first shift remained underground. Later their colleagues of the second shift joined them. All in all there are 47 people underground now”, Mikhail Volynets, chairman of the Independent Miners…

Ukraine: mining output up in May 2018

In May industrial output in Ukraine increased by 2.2% MoM and by 2.9% YoY.

According to the State Statistics Service, in January-May the industrial output grew by 102.6%.

In particular, in mining and quarrying it increased by 102%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Kuibyshevskaya mine on fire in occupied Donetsk

The citizens of Donetsk, occupied by pro-Russia terrorist forces, report a massive fire at the Kuibyshevskaya mine.

They also publish photos and videos of the fire in social networks.

The mine has been officially closed since 2009, while its administration building burned down this April. (Ukrainian metal)

Georgia: two dead in mining accident

Two miners have died at an open extraction coal quarry in Tkibuli town. The bodies are already being examined to identify the circumstances of death. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has started an investigation into the case under the Criminal Code, which implies the violation of safety rules in mining. Another six miners died and…

Ukraine: state mines not to get state guarantees

The Cabinet of Ministers has postponed the decision to provide state coalmines with state guarantees on their loans of 1 billion UAH.

According to the Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman, this issue will be addressed later.

State guarantees should have been given to the Mine named after Surgay, Pervomayskugol, Lvivugol, Toretskugol and Selidovugol. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Cabinet to send women to mines

The Cabinet of Ministers asks the Verkhovnaya Rada to cancel the prohibition for women to work in harmful conditions and underground. The corresponding decision was taken at the government meeting on May 10. In particular, it was suggested to eliminated a certain clause in the Labor Code and denounce the International Labor Organization convention on…

Ukraine: state mines on Donbass cut off grid

The state enterprise Regional Power Grid has cut electricity supplies to the mines of Mirnogradugol, Selidovugol, Lisichanskugol, Pervomayskugol and Toretskugol. According to Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners’ Union of Ukraine, state mines of Chervonograd and Volyn were also left without electricity. At present the union is taking actions to restore power supply…

Ukraine: methane explodes at Pokrovskaya mine

Late on April 16 there was an explosion of an air-methane mixture at the Pokrovskaya mine in Donetsk region.

The explosion occurred at the depth of 470 meters on the second south long face.

7 miners were injured. They have been taken to the hospitals in the cities of Kramatorsk and Mirnograd. (Ukrainian metal)