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Coal miners trasported from occupied Donbas to Russia's Far East

Source : 112 Ukraine

They received Russian passports and settled down in Neryungri, Yakutia's second largest city
12:14, 3 September 2021

112 Agency

Russian industrial holding Kolmar organized transportation of Ukrainian coal miners from the occupied Donbas to Russia's Far East. Artem Levin, the chairman of Kolmar said so as cited by RBC-Ukraine news agency. 

"Kolmar industrial holding moved 2,000 miners and their families from Donbas to Yakutia", reads the message.

According to Levin, the miners received Russian passports and settled down in Neryungri, Yakutia's second largest city.

In 2016, Kolmar was run by Sergei Tsyvilev; he was the one to send the first 200 miners from Donbas to Russia. He owned 70 percent of shares of the holding; before taking the office of governor of Russia's Kemerovo Oblast in 2018, he presented these shares to his wife. 

Related: Explosion at Donetsk coal mine: Ten miners hospitalized

In February, media reported that Russian militants created their energy concern called Energiya Donbassa, which was supposed to include the coal mines and thermal power plants that the occupants had captured earlier. The so-called Donetsk People's Republic took two coal mines under control - namely, Torezantratsyt and Komsomolets Donbassa.

Related: Explosion at Donetsk coal mine: Two more miners die in hospital

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