The government of Ukraine agreed on a scheme to export coal from uncontrollable Kiev territories through the Russian Federation, said the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn.
"There was a speech about the export of coal from the ATO through the Russian Federation. This question was today voted positively ", – he said. According to Demchishin, the agreed scheme of export through the territory of Russia provides for the supply of coal at Luganskaya TPP, As earlier, but at thermal power plants that operate in the United energy system of Ukraine, transfers " 112 Ukraine ".
Ukrainian Minister added that there are 3 routes the distance from 10 to more than 300 kilometers. In early August Demchyshyn said that Kyiv hopes to establish import anthracite coal from South Africa and the USA by sea, and from Russia. According to him, Ukraine is necessary for two and a half months, until mid-October of this year, double the number of coal companies – with 1, 5 million tons to 3 million tons. As stated at the beginning of July, the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine is the purchase of coal Anthracite from three sources – "area special operation" in the East, in Russia and South Africa. August 1, in the absence of coal Ukraine's largest private energy holding DTEK, controlled by businessman Rinat Akhmetov, has stopped working Prydniprovska TPP. On July 31, the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said about the critical situation in the energy sector of the country, noting that the Ministry of energy and the organization is not ready to supply people warm this winter. On 10 July, the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that the completion of preparations for the heating season in Ukraine is not enough resources for the purchase of natural gas and coal. According to the calculations of the Ukrainian energy Ministry, by winter, the country should stock up on stock of 1, 2–1, 3 million tons of coal. At the moment Ukraine has managed to garner 1, 6 million tons of coal.