Donetsk and Bochum – Twin Cities since 1984.
Junta vs. miners: Kiev prohibited the German twin city of Donetsk from helping
December 17, 2014
In early December, the authorities and the public organizations of Bochum (located in the Ruhr region, North Rhine – Westphalia — famous for its coal mines ) appealed to the Ukrainian Government requesting to allow them to deliver humanitarian aid to Donetsk.
However, the Kiev junta refused on the pretext of difficulties with the customs clearance of cargo.
The German newspaper Die Welt writes this.
[Donetsk is also an important coal mining region.]