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    • Miners inside the Glubokaya mine
    • A miner inside the Glubokaya mine, Shakhtyorsk
    • Loading coal at the Chelyuskintsev mine in Donetsk
    • Mining coal at the Glubokaya mine in Shakhtyorsk
    • Miners leave the mine cage inside the Glubokaya mine, Shakhtyorsk
    • Miners inside the Glubokaya mine
    • Miners inside the Glubokaya mine in Shakhtyorsk
    • Miners after a shift at the Chelyuskintsev mine in Donetsk
    • Miners leaving the Chelyuskintsev mine in Donetsk
    • Miners inside the Glubokaya mine
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    As winter approaches, Ukraine finds itself facing a coal shortage, as about 55 percent of the Ukrainian coal mines are located in the south-eastern regions of the country controlled by forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.

    Above: Miners sharing a joke in the Glubokaya mine

    As winter approaches, Ukraine finds itself facing a coal shortage, as about 55 percent of the Ukrainian coal mines are located in the south-eastern regions of the country controlled by forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.

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