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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ukraine Miners Strike

KIEV, Ukraine () -- Almost all Ukraine's coal pits shut down Monday for a one-day pay strike and thousands of miners demonstrated in the eastern city of Donetsk over economic hardships in their sector.

Trade union leaders said 226 mines in coal-rich eastern and central regions either closed or refused to bring coal to the surface. Only 14 were working normally, they said.

More than 2,000 miners demonstrated to demand that the government pay salaries and pensions on time.