Ukraine has no alternative supplies of coal from the Donbass, said the Minister of transport of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic semen Kuzmenko.
"other suppliers of coal apart from us in the near future Ukraine will not find. All these bravura statements of Ukrainian politicians about a possible purchase in South Africa or New Zealand - not more than than cheap populism " - quoted Donetsk news Agency.
Ukraine due to the conflict in the Donbass lost Many mines. On beyond the control of Kiev remained the most profitable mines, and companies, remaining under the control of the authorities of Ukraine, produce unprofitable gas coals. Most of these plants unprofitable, the government has no money for their maintenance, for this reason, it is expected that a phased closure.
the head of trade Union of coal industry workers of Ukraine Viktor tumblers at the Congress of miners on Tuesday said that the accumulation of coal in the warehouses of the Ukrainian TPPs below the thresholds on the status at the beginning of April they were $ 800 thousand tons.