Donetsk, Sep 1 — DAN. Three coal mines in western Donetsk are experiencing power outages due to shelling by Ukrainian armed formations, the Donetsk People’s Republic Coal and Energy Ministry reported on Thursday.

Overall, 41 workers of the Lidiyevka, Skochinsky and Abakumov collieries in western Donetsk remain underground.  The power outages occurred at 10:20.

No casualties have been reported, according to the Ministry. The miners trapped underground will be evacuated to the surface.*jk