Fellow workers of the coal industry!
I sincerely congratulate You on Your professional holiday ― the Miner's Day!
The work of pitmen is essential for the energy security of our state. For a number of years miners have been making significant contribution to the development of the fuel and energy complex, ensuring its proper functioning.
The Government of Ukraine supports plans of reforming the sector, improving production technologies aimed at carrying out qualitative changes in the coal industry, turning it into a sustainable industry. We are well aware that it needs time and during this time the state must apply diverse effective steps to support the industry.
Unfortunately, the industry’s development was exacerbated by the situation in the east of our country. It is just there where the Ukrainian mines for extracting anthracite coal are situated. However, we believe that the Ukrainian pitmen have the potential to provide the state with coal.
The work of miners deserves our highest praise. Please accept my sincere wishes of good, harmony, success in work, daily luck and good health!
Peace and prosperity to You and Your families!
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr GROYSMAN