On 5 July in Kyiv miners from different regions of Ukraine have started the protest near the Parliament of Ukraine. Activists and leaders of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) have joined this protest.
The requires of the NPGU :
1. To pay the wage arrears of state enterprises of the coal industry of Ukraine immediately.
2. To bring back into public ownership the coal seams of the Mine "Kotlyarevska" and the "Mine" 1/3 Novogrodivskaya " of the state-owned enterprise" Selidivvuhillia".
3. To eliminate the influence of so-called "overseers" at all state-owned enterprises of the coal industry of Ukraine.
4. To approve the effective program for the development of the coal industry for next 10 years.