Coal miners fo on hunger strike in occupied area of Luhansk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

The protest action has been lasting for almost a week now, as they demand that the local "government" pay their salaries
20:22, 11 June 2020


Coal miners who live and work in the occupied territory of the Luhansk region (so-called LNR, or Luhansk People's Republic) are on a hunger strike. They are dissatisfied with the fact that the local authorities did not pay their wages. As of Thursday afternoon, they only eat bread and drink water, EADaily wrote.

"The strike of coal miners in the LNR has been running for almost a week, as they demand to pay off the debts in the salary. The strike takes place as the government applies pressure, capturing activists, imposing the lockdown in Antratsyt, where the coal works, and blocking VKontakte social network, which works badly, even in Luhansk, the capital city of LNR", the medium wrote.  

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The miners went for a more radical move; they are now on a hunger strike, only eating bread and drinking water. Prior to that, they also demanded to release the detained activists, as well as security guarantees for those who are on the strike, and their families. 

Oleksandr Vaskovsky, the co-chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Donbas Miners, said that whereabouts of 22 arrested workers of Antratsyt coal mine are now unknown; they are presumably kidnapped.

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