LPR Ministry denies reports alleging closure of two coal mines
LUGANSK, October 3 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk People’s Republic Fuel, Energy and Coal Industry Ministry has denied the fake reports alleging the closure of two coal mines in the Republic.
“On October 2, 2019, several LPR municipal administrations received, by electronic mail, a provocative, false and unauthentic order by the LPR Fuel, Energy and Coal Industry Ministry on temporary suspension of operation of the XIX CPSU Congress Colliery (“Sutogan”) associated with the Tsentrugol state-owned enterprise and Colliery No 81 (Kiyevskaya) belonging to the Antratsit state-owned enterprise," the Ministry said.
Social media posted similar reports citing the false Ministry order, which were later disseminated by Ukrainian mass media outlets.
“As of today, the Ministry’s objective is to develop the coal-mining industry and increase production. It has not considered suspension or shutdown of operating state-owned coal mining enterprises,” the Ministry said. “The XIX CPSU Congress Colliery is currently preparing to launch a new coal face and has already secured funding for the project.”
As for Colliery No 81 (Kievskaya), it is a private business that does not belong to Antrastsit. The sale of company assets alleged by the fake order is not possible in the LPR as it is prohibited by law, the LPR Fuel, Energy and Coal Industry Ministry said.
LuganskMediaCentre — 03 October — Lugansk
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