Donetsk: 77 miners trapped in mine after bombing

Seventy-seven miners have been trapped in a mine in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine after a power outage at a mine-triggered mine was cut off, Russia’s state-run RIA news agency reported today.

“As a result of the bombing by (Ukrainian forces), the power supply to the Zasiantko mine in Donetsk was cut off, 77 miners remain underground,” RIA reported, citing the territorial defense of pro-Russian separatists.

Reuters has not been able to verify this information from an independent source and so far there has been no reaction from Kyiv.

Ukraine regularly denies any involvement in the two areas, including Donbass, the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, where separatists seized large swathes of territory in 2014.

Russia recognized the two regions as independent state entities on the eve of its February 24 invasion of Ukraine.

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