Coal entrepreneurs shamelessly engage in grabbing the lands that are rich in coal, digging up nearby forests, ruining people’s houses. I’ve been to many corners of Donbas, but I haven’t seen such unabashed criminal dictatorship anywhere before.
Everything is done absolutely openly. Neither the authorities, nor the law enforcement react to it. The looting of the bowels of the earth goes on as if no state exists at all, and everyone is digging up coal wherever they feel like it.