The leadership of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine signed a number of orders providing stable financing for the work of the country's energy sector, in particular for the payment of wages to employees of coal mining enterprises.
According to the press service of the ministry, orders were signed to approve passports of budget programs that ensure payment of more than 3 billion hryvnia of salaries to miners, financing of mines that are in liquidation, as well as the Nadezhda mine (over 1 billion hryvnia), as well as financing of mine rescue activities at coal mining enterprises.
Earlier it was reported that as of March 11, wage arrears to miners of state-owned coal mining enterprises in Ukraine amounted to 1.596 billion hryvnia. And this is without taking into account wage arrears to employees of the Dobropolyeugol State Enterprise and the Nadezhda mine.
The Ministry of Energy said that it became possible to unblock the payment of wages to miners thanks to the adoption by the Parliament of the Law of Ukraine No. 1285-IX "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine Concerning the Resumption of Competitions for Holding Civil Service Positions and Other Issues in the Civil Service" acting minister the opportunity to fully implement the functions of the minister, in particular in matters of financing.
Recall that before the adoption of this law, there were a number of restrictions for the acting minister. In particular, there was no authority to sign budget programs. This, in turn, blocked the financing of salaries and other activities in the region, despite the fact that funds were allocated in the State budget.