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 Salaries have not been paid for many months in 'DPR'-controlled territories

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine informed that 'DPR' authorities have not paid salaries for a long time in the report as of 7:30 p.m., 3 July 2015.

Censor.NET reports, citing Radio Svoboda

In 'DPR'-controlled Snizhne (69km east of Donetsk), the SMM met the director of a factory producing equipment for the oil and gas industry. He said that the factory, despite being shelled last August, when one worker had been killed, was still operational. The factory, however, now employed only 400 people, compared to 1,000 before the conflict. Salaries, he added, had not been paid for three months.

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The director of a coalmine in "LPR"-controlled Bilorichenskyi (31km south-west of Luhansk) told the SMM that the coalmine had ceased deliveries to government-controlled areas in June 2014. The state-owned mine had a pre-conflict workforce of 2,700 people, the director explained. Many of them continue to go to work, even though there is little to do other than maintenance, but none has received salaries for over a year.

The managing director of a coalmine in government-controlled Toshkivka (60km north-west of Luhansk) told the SMM that the coalmine still runs one or two shifts a day (as compared to three shifts before the conflict). Three hundred of the pre-conflict workforce of 980 people were still employed and received salaries regularly, he added.

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