The key task in the process of reforming Ukraine's coal industry is
increasing the profitability of mines, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman during his conversation with journalists in the framework of his
working trip to Lviv region.
Referring to the Concept of reforming and development of the coal
industry up to 2020, the Prime Minister noted: "In the last Government’s
meeting we approved the Concept(of reforming and
development of the coal industry in the period up to 2020), aimed to pull mines
out of the current state. The most important thing is we have to invest in profitability
of mines. This ideology was embedded in the whole system of management of the
Moreover, Volodymyr Groysman reminded that the focus must be security
of miners. "The tragedy at the Stepova mine was
a message for all heads of mines it is unacceptable to scrimp on safety of
miners", said the Prime Minister.