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Ukrainian govt reports to Parliament on payment of miners’ salaries

Source : 112 Ukraine

Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said that the government is coping with all the debts that currently exist
13:03, 7 February 2020

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Cabinet of Ministers reported to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on payment of miners’ salaries. The live broadcast of the plenary session was provided by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

In particular, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said that the government is coping with all the debts that currently exist.

"All the debts that exist now - and they are constantly accumulating, they have always been, and miners, unfortunately, have always been held hostage to the state - so, we are coping with it," Honcharuk said.

He also noted that the government had audited all state-owned mines.

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"We are now assessing the economic situation on each of them. We will support those mines where there is economic feasibility, where they can theoretically compete as much as possible. Those mines where there is no economic solution, those mines that have been pushed over the edge due to irresponsible landlordism for decades and there is no opportunity to raise their economic viability - we will look for the opportunity to keep everyone who works there out of the streets," the Prime Minister added.

As we reported earlier, on February 5, the State Treasury Service of Ukraine transferred 6,5 million dollars, which would be aimed at securing the payment of miners' salaries.

According to the press service of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers, the money will be transferred to the accounts of nine companies.

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