In Donetsk under the head of President Viktor Yushchenko the session of the State commission on anthropogenic-ecology security and emergencies is held.

The main subject of the session is investigation of reasons and liquidation of consequences of accident in Donetsk mine happened on November 18.

“Tragedy in Donetsk is next challenge not only for coal industry but for the whole State power,” Yushchenko noted. “I am sure that all politicians must demonstrate state policy. It is a great tragedy, we must learn a lesson from it,” he added.

The President called to liquidate consequences of tragedy as soon as possible and give help to suffered families. The President said that the issue on security of miners must be at the center of attention.

Moreover, Yushchenko called on Coal industry Ministry to elaborate action plan on reorganization of coal branch for 2008, including secure works.

At once after arrival in Donetsk, Viktor Yushchenko observed the place of tragedy and rescue works that are still being held.
As a reminder on November 18 at 3.11 a.m. gas explosion had happened at the coalmine named after A. Zasyadko in Donetsk region. The blast happened as a result of blast of aeromethane mixture in 14th conveyor drift while boring. Death toll is 72 miners.

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