The Ukrainian government initiated financial compensation for the families of the miners who deceased in the explosion at a coal mine in the occupied area of Luhansk region. Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine considers the steps, reacting to the incident. Deputy Minister Georgiy Tuka said that during the question hour in the Parliament on April 26.
Tuka confirmed that the disaster occurred in the occupied area of Luhansk region. 'We totally share your views regarding the support of Ukrainian citizens who ended up in tough conditions, let alone in the occupied territory', he said.
A number of explosions occurred at SkhidKarbon coal mine near Luhansk on the occupied territory of Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine. The blasts reportedly took lives of 19 people. TASS reported this, citing the Emergency Ministry of the Russian Federation. Officers of Russia’s Emergency Ministry headed for the accident scene on request of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” that controls the area.
SkhidKarbon is the only mini-mine on the territory of Lutuhyne Raion in Luhansk region. Due to hostilities, the mine wasn’t operating since 2014, however, production operations were resumed in January 2018.