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Armed militants attack Akhmetov’s mine

Armed militants attack Akhmetov’s mine


Saturday morning, June 21, unidentified armed men in armored personnel carriers and trucks with “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) symbols broke into the territory of the DTEK Mine Komsomolets Donbasa (belonging to oligarch Rinat Akhmetov -Ed.), reports Ukrainska Pravda, citing the DTEK press service.

Under threat of arms, the intruders forced the employees in the administrative building to lie face down and turn off all mobile phones. At the time, there were some 700 people in the mine, the press service reports.

Several DNR representatives broke into the administrative building and demanded money and transportation at gunpoint. Since there was no cash at the mine, the DNR people entered the garage and parking area.

“As a result, almost the entire fleet of the mine was seized: 13 KrAZ trucks for transporting rock, 5 Gazelle trucks and 4 cars. The invaders also broke into two ATMs located at the mine,” DTEK managers reported.

The remaining armed DNR men blocked the roads to the mine, preventing the second shift of miners —  some 800 people — from going to work. People were trying to cross the line of armed men, but the DNR people opened fire.

“Miners from the first shift who were underground during the incident and whose lives were at risk are outraged by the behavior of the intruders. They are preparing to hold a demonstration against the actions of the DNR,” DTEK press sources told Ukrainska Pravda.

Translation: Anna Mostovych


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