One miner was killed, two were trapped by coal and gas outburst in mine in Donetsk region’s town of Toretsk.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed condolences to the relatives of the perished miners.
A downfall occurred at Maloivanivska mine in the Luhansk region. The possible reason for it is an explosion of methane-air mix at 210 meters.
The tragedy has happened at ‘Mine No 1’ state enterprise in the town of Novovolynsk today, Jan. 9, at 4 a.m.
All miners who were blocked underground in Dzerzhynsk mines due to power cutoff caused by terrorists' shelling have been evacuated.
Ukraine’s SBU has summoned managers of businesses owned by billionaire Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov for questioning over their involvement in funding miners’ protests in Kyiv in March and April.
The Security Service of Ukraine investigators registered the criminal case in financing of protests in Kyiv.
President Poroshenko told about the miners' rallies being taken advantage of by political forces and the oligarchs.
About a thousand miners from the western and eastern regions of Ukraine, who had previously rallied near the Presidential Administration and the Verkhovna Rada are now picketing the Cabinet.
Terrorist leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko has announced that Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk, where 34 miners have died this week, will be nationalized.
Due to the tragic death of miners in the accident, which occurred on March 4, 2015 at Zasyadko mine public joint-stock company in order to honor the memory of those killed, the president declared March 5, 2015 a day of mourning in Ukraine.
The Donetsk Regional State Administration confirmed the deaths of 33 miners due to the explosion at the Zasyadko mine.
After the explosion at the Zasyadko mine, the bodies of nine more miners have been discovered. The fate of the others is unknown.
Prime Minister Yatseniuk called on Russia to facilitate access for the Ukrainian rescuers to Zasyadko mine, located in the Donetsk region.
There are only seven mines operating in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions currently. The rest are idle.
The mine named after O.Zasiadko in Donetsk was left without power due to fighting. There are miners underground at the moment.