However, miners make demands for higher wages. Striking during the day while buses blocked roads.
Experts have long warned that the political crisis in Ukraine will soon be added social crisis.
- Judging by the information that I have, the social aspect of the protest in the Donbass is being amplified - says doctor of historical sciences, professor, head of the Center for Political Studies Institute of Economics, Head of Department of International Relations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Federation Boris Shmelev .
For the ordinary miner all these subtleties relationships of regions and of the centre of little interest.
Under the requirement of federalization in the Southeast originally meant the emergence of a special relationship with Russia.
Now we see that the residents of Donbass push social demands. And they will increase has Kiev will be forced to take tough measures necessary to fulfill the requirements of the IMF and get away from it long-term loans.
Dissatisfaction with people falling living standards will generally rock the situation in Ukraine.
"SP": - Can she finally get out of control not only Kiev and Moscow?
Dissatisfaction with the oligarchs in the Donbas and Lugansk is large.
As one of the possible solutions to social problems in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions can be seriously considered and the nationalization of large enterprises, the establishment of workers' control over the process of distribution of profits, etc.
We are now witnessing the collapse not only of the growing Ukrainian statehood and acute regional differences in Ukraine.
However, the processes are still ambiguous. Union of Mineworkers does not support claims for the federalization of Ukraine.
- The social component of the protests will grow not only in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, but also in Ukraine, - says Dean of the Faculty "Sociology and Political Science" Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation Alexander Shatila
- It is.
This factor also affects the situation in the South-East. Russia and is perceived here as a country that can help to "deal" with Ukrainian oligarchs. The latter, incidentally, in the current Kiev authorities have only strengthened their positions.
- There is no doubt that dissatisfaction with the new Kiev authorities becoming more social in nature - agrees KPRF Duma deputy director of the Center for Political Culture of Russia Sergey Vasiltsov . -
Life in general and Ukrainian miners life was hard , and now this old disease worsened.
"SP": - This can lead to dissatisfaction with the fact that the territory of the South-East of Ukraine will be, shall we say, "a state without oligarchs"?
- It is difficult to consolidate a variety of workers' grievances mines and enterprises in a state project with global political objectives.
Furthermore, if we assume that the South-East of Ukraine there are some anti-oligarchic states equally independent from Moscow and Kiev, it is unlikely to be viable.
In my opinion, the South-East of Ukraine, which I like to call the historic name Novorossia, there is only one way to overcome the crisis - to join the Russia. We all know that this is not paradise - we have enough problems, but also to solve them
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