“I cannot comment today on (what happened -

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) and I have no right to do so.

I am ready to accept everything that was said without any objections, "RIA Novosti quoted Alekseev as saying.

He stressed that he considers the incident to be his "personal tragedy."

The head of SDS-Ugol added that he had always personally monitored the safety at the mine, but what happened "canceled out all the former achievements."

Alekseev noted that he was ready to "bear all the punishments."

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a meeting on the coal industry, criticized the board of directors of SDS-Ugol for non-compliance with safety conditions at the Listvyazhnaya mine in the Kemerovo region.

The head of state said that, according to the investigation, the reason for the tragedy at the Listvyazhnaya mine in the Kemerovo Region was the lack of control by the management of the mine over the work carried out with increased gas pollution.

Also, during the meeting, Putin said that he was not satisfied with the report of the Minister of Labor Anton Kotyakov on the salaries of miners in Russia.

On November 25, an accident occurred at the Listvyazhnaya mine in Kuzbass, as a result of which 51 people died and dozens were injured.

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