Krasnolymanska Coal Mine

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Krasnolymanska Coal Mine (шахта Краснолиманська) is an operating coal mine in Rodynske, Pokrovsk, Donetsk, Ukraine.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Krasnolymanska Coal Mine Rodynske, Pokrovsk, Donetsk, Ukraine 48.362948851646, 37.242392708826 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the coal mine:

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating[1] 1958[1]

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
2.2[1] 0.29[2] 2021[2] Underground 728[1] 801*

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
65.4 Bituminous Thermal[1]

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
State Enterprise Coal Company Krasnolymanskaya[1] State Enterprise Coal Company Krasnolymanskaya Ukraine

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.


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The mine used to be owned by state enterprise Coal Company Krasnolimanskaya JSC. According to a study dated 2001, the coal mine had the largest coal reserves in Ukraine, estimated at 85.1 million tonnes, and was producing 3.5 million tonnes per year at the time.[3]

Already from 2003, a portion of the mine has been operated by a private company Krasnolimanskoye LLC, which concluded a coal seam lease agreement with the state-owned enterprise with total reserves of 65.4 million tonnes of coal.[4] This partnership has been tumultuous involving conflicted individuals and legal cases.[5] As of 2017, both the state-owned company and the private company were extracting coal.[4]

Later sources stated that production by the state-owned company stopped in 2018 and coal was extracted by Krasnolimanskoye LLC only. Coal mining by the state-owned enterprise never began, while the private investor did not confirm the status of fulfilment of its investment obligations under the agreement.[6] Krasnolimanskaya LLC claims that it has legal rights to the reserves and is operating well and paying taxes.[7]

In October 2023, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine appointed a new head of Coal Company Krasnolimanskaya whose priority was to restore state coal production.[6] The Ministry of Energy said it was preparing for "official privatization" of the company with capacity of 2.2 Mtpa, while the current arrangement was said to be 'parasytical'.[8][9] The miners protested against this appointment by suspending production and it appeared that the appointment was recalled a few weeks a later.[10]

Extract Industries Transparency Initative's report stated that in 2020 only the privately-owned Krasnolimanskoye produced 0.124 Mt of coal while the state-owned Coal Company Krasnolymanskaya did not produce anything. However for 2021, the report showed that both companies extracted coal - 0.287 Mt by the private Krasnolymanskoye and only 0.002 Mt by the state-owned company.[11]

  • Owner: Coal Company Krasnolimanskaya JSC
  • Parent Company: Government of Ukraine
  • Location: Rodynske, Pokrovsk Raion, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
  • GPS Coordinates: 48.36294885164606, 37.24239270882602 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 2.2 Mt (capacity)[8], 2 Mt (2017)[4], 0.29 Mt (2021)[11]
  • Mineable Reserves: 65.4 million tonnes (2003)[4]
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year:1958
  • Source of Financing:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 (PDF) Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 (PDF) Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 February 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. "Coal mine methane in Ukraine" (PDF). January 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-04-08. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "БизнесЦензор" (Business Censor), "The scam on Krasnolimanskaya. Second circle", БизнесЦензор website, Accessed May 2021
  5. "Схемы Кропачева: как "смотрящий за углем" времен Януковича довел до ручки шахту "Краснолиманскую" и почему он еще на свободе". October 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Минэнерго сменило руководителя госшахты "Краснолиманская"". / October 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "ООО "Краснолиманское" Виталия Кропачева в 2022 году пополнило бюджеты всех уровней на 581 миллион гривень налогов". February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Минэнерго обвинило бизнесмена Кропачова в «паразитировании» на государственной угольной компании". October 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "ДП "Вугільна компанія "Краснолиманська" - Privatization flyer" (PDF). September 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Минэнерго отозвало кандидатуру и. о. директора шахты "Краснолиманская", против которого протестовали шахтеры". October 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Звіт ІПВГ України 2021 (page 43)" (PDF). 2023. {{cite web}}: line feed character in |title= at position 18 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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