No funds were received for the VostGOK plant to resume the production of uranium mines that were shut down on December 7, which caused the delay in launching the mining complex of mines from January 4, 2021. This was reported in the press service the only uranium mining enterprise in Ukraine on Wednesday evening.
“Today the mines are not provided with materials, means and reagents in sufficient volume for the safe restoration of work on time. Considering the above circumstances, there is no way to restore the operation of the mines from January 4, 2021 and ensure their safe operation. It is possible to launch the mines into production not earlier than 3-5 days after the receipt of the necessary funds at VostGOK, "the message says.
On December 30, a bilateral meeting of the management of SE "VostGOK" and SE "NAEK" Energoatom "took place. A constructive dialogue took place on further cooperation and the search for ways to get the plant out of the difficult financial and economic situation. The management of NAEK and VostGOK are ready to actively participate in the development of a roadmap for the soonest entry of the plant into the company. The parties discussed key issues and decided on further steps that will determine a set of measures to combine enterprises.
The administration of the SE "VostGOK" urged all employees of the enterprise, heads of trade union organizations operating at the plant, local leaders not to take radical actions, and together with the management of the plant create conditions for solving financial issues and speeding up the productive work of the plant as part of a constructive dialogue on CEO level with all stakeholders involved.
The Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine reported that from January 4, the labor collective of SE "VostGOK" is ready to return to the highways of the Kirovograd region. The miners promise to restore protest actions, blocking the highways Kropyvnytskyi - Kiev, Kropyvnytskyy - Nikolaev, Kropyvnytskyy - Kryvyi Rih, Kropyvnytskyy - Alexandria in case their enterprise does not resume work from January 4, as it was previously promised by the authorities.