Mikhail Volynets, leader of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine wrote on his Facebook page that miners completely blocked the road near Yagodin customs demanding their wages to be paid.

“They don’t let anyone through. Just 15 minutes ago, they let a disable Pole pass,” he wrote.

At the moment, the miners of the SE Stakhanov Krasnoarmeyskugol mine in Donetsk region are also on strike, according to Mikhail Volynets.

However, Volodymyr Demchishin, the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, made a statement that the Trade Union of Miners should picket the Directors of mines, who led to wage arrears.