Russian-installed authorities in Luhansk region halt funding for coal mines
In temporarily Russian held Luhansk region, coal mines not yet mothballed or dismantled for scrap are facing a funding crisis
This was stated by Artem Lysohor, the head of the Luhansk regional military administration.
Miners in the self-proclaimed “LPR” are mentally preparing for the end of the region's coal era by the close of 2023, a decision made by the Russians, according to Lysohor.
"Mines that haven't been mothballed or dismantled for scrap are not being funded. In Sorokyne, only 15% of the necessary financial support is provided. Luhansk coal is not a priority for the Russians," emphasized Lysohor.
- In September, Russia's relevant ministry announced a reduction in coal-mining enterprises from 114 to just 15 in the so-called “LPR” and “DPR”, acknowledging nearly 100 mines as unprofitable.
- In October, on the temporarily occupied territories of the Luhansk region, the Russians decided to liquidate several mines deemed unprofitable.