The level of indebtedness of state mines to workers has reached ₴1.85 bln ($70.34 mln), announced the head of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, Mykhailo Volynets, on Facebook. “Energy officials have no answer when it’s possible to close the ₴1.85 bln salary debt to miners, and how to ensure payment of almost ₴1.4 bln of promising debt for November and December this year and how to guarantee the sustainable, safe operation of state mines during 2022,” wrote the trade union leader.