• 4 minutes Pompeo: Aramco Attacks Are An "Act Of War" By Iran
  • 7 minutes Who Really Benefits From The "Iran Attacked Saudi Arabia" Narrative?
  • 11 minutes Trump Will Win In 2020
  • 15 minutes Experts review Saudi damage photos. Say Said is need to do a lot of explaining.
  • 12 hours Iran Vows Major War Even If US Conducts "Limited Strikes"
  • 10 hours Europe: The Cracks Are Beginning To Show
  • 11 hours Memorize date 05/15/2018 cause Huawei ban is the most important single event in world history after 9/11/2001.
  • 45 mins Ethanol, the Perfect Home Remedy for A Saudi Oil Fever
  • 6 mins Hong Kong protesters appeal to Trump for support.
  • 58 mins Millennials: A boil on the butt of the work ethic
  • 27 mins A little something for all you Offshore swabbies
  • 7 hours Ban Fracking? What in the World Are Democrats Thinking?
  • 11 hours LA Times: Vote Trump out in 2020 to Prevent Climate Apocalypse
  • 9 hours When Trying To Be Objective About Ethanol, Don't Include Big Oil Lies To Balance The Argument
  • 2 hours Saudi State-of-Art Defense System looking the wrong way. MBS must fire Defense Minister. Oh, MBS is Defense Minister. Forget about it.
  • 2 hours Shale profitability
  • 10 hours US and China are already in a full economic war and this battle for global hegemony is a little bit frightening
  • 20 hours Yawn... Parliament Poised to Force Brexit Delay Until Jan. 31
  • 7 hours Let's shut down dissent like The Conversation in Australia
Alt Text

Is Libya Facing A New Oil Crisis?

Libya’s NOC condemned the setting…

Alt Text

The Restoration Scenarios For Saudi Oil Supply

After the largest supply disruption…

Alt Text

Wealthy Saudis Are Being Bullied Into Buying Aramco

Saudi Arabia is pressuring wealthy…

MINING.com

MINING.com

MINING.com is a web-based global mining publication focusing on news and commentary about mining and mineral exploration. The site is a one-stop-shop for mining industry…

More Info

Premium Content

Separatist Rebels Seize Ukrainian Coal Mines, Demand Explosives

Pro-Russia separatists have seized four Ukrainian coal mines in the east of the conflict-torn country and demanded its workers to supply them with explosives, Hindustan Times reports.

The latest attack comes as the country prepares for a presidential election on Sunday that rebels have vowed to disrupt. It remains unclear how many protesters were involved or what happened to the miners.

Ukraine's coal industry, one of the main engines of the nation’s economy, began attracting headlines last week, after an influential business magnate and mine-owner turned on the pro-Russia separatist movement.

Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine's richest man, on Monday criticized separatists for disrupting operations and pressed his employees to hold protests at their workplaces "until peace is established," the BBC reported.

Related Article: Putin Has Crimea, But Reaping Its Energy Riches May Prove Difficult

The mining magnate ended months of neutrality to protect his companies' interests, which are concentrated in the industrial heartlands of east Ukraine. According to The New York Times, Akhmetov has been organizing his employees into patrols since Tuesday. He wanted them to take back the port city of Mariupol, being held by separatists.

Pro-Russian separatists took over government buildings in April and declared independence after a referendum May 11 that was condemned by Kiev and Western nations. Ukrainians complain their country is being divided against their will and that they're unable to publicly express their support for unified nation.

By Cecilia Jamasmie




Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage



Leave a comment

Leave a comment




Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play