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Saturday, 25 June 2022 01:05 GMT

Coal miners continue to work even in war-torn areas


(MENAFN) Put yourself in the shoes of a coal miner, getting into a deep, ageing, shaky mineshaft. Then add to that working that in war-torn areas.

Ira Yusko, a 30 years old Ukrainian nurse, stated as she turned on her headlamp at the Toretsk coal mine in the eastern Donbas area, "It's scary, but what can you do? We don't have many other options."

Surrounding her, above a twelve miners, whom faces are smeared with stains, went front in the dark into a fast iron elevator that kept stood by to take the group 800 meters underground for a working hours of 6 hours long.

Vitaly Vahorder has said, "We try to be positive. But it's hard on the soul. Depressing. These are terrible times. It's sad at home too, my wife is gone.” Vahorder has spent half his life doing work at the aforementioned mine. His family has joined lately the immigration going west to safer sites.

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