The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine redistributed UAH 1.4 billion to ensure the payment of wages to employees of state-owned coal mining enterprises, Energoreforma reports.
“At the meeting, the government supported the decision to redistribute part of the funds provided for the State Agency of Automobile Roads. In particular, the funds will be used for social support of miners,” the press service of the government said.
The Cabinet of Ministers has provided for the allocation of UAH 1.4 billion to the Ministry of Energy to ensure the payment of wages to employees of state coal mining enterprises under the state program “Restructuring the Coal Industry.”
Earlier, Acting Minister of Energy of Ukraine Olha Buslavets, at a government meeting, appealed to the Cabinet of Ministers to allocate funds from the Fund for Combating COVID-19 to pay miners wages and pay off debts to them.
As a reminder, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine sent funds of UAH 51 million to Nadiia mine to pay off wage arrears to the enterprise's employees.
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