Donetsk, Aug 29 — DAN. A 820-million-ruble wage debt has been paid to workers of eight coal mining companies in the Donetsk People’s Republic following supervisory agencies’ intervention, the Federal Service for Labor and Employment  (Rostrud) press service reported on Tuesday.

“The Southwestern Regional Labor Inspectorate checked eight coal industry enterprises on prosecutors’ demand, ” the press service said. “Measures were taken towards clearing a 820-million-ruble wage debt.”

Wage arrears were reported in the spring at such companies as Komsomolets Donbassa, Donetsk Coal Energy Company and Mospino Coal Processing Enterprise.  

Donetsk People’s Republic authorities joined the efforts to resolve the problem using federal resources. DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin kept track of the backpay issue.*jk