Ukraine coal workers hold pickets in capital in protest at foreign purchases, mine closures

April 23, 2015 2:30 PM

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KIEV, Ukraine – Hundreds of coal workers are marching through Ukraine's capital in a call for authorities to stop buying fuel from abroad and to guarantee a moratorium on mine closures.

The miners used sticks to bang on helmets and waved flags Thursday as they paraded from government headquarters to the coal and energy ministry, where dozens of policemen were guarding the building.

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