The self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic, blocking the supply of coal to Ukraine, forced to exert economic pressure on Kiev due to the fact that He is not willing to conduct a dialogue in the political field, said the Minister of transport DND semen Kuzmenko.
before the Minister of transport DND said that coal supplies to Ukraine from the self-proclaimed Republic will be blocked. Condition of their resume Kuzmenko called the restoration of Kyiv supply of fuel and spare parts for cars and locomotives and the maintenance of the armistice.
"Ukraine is not willing to conduct a dialogue in the political field, for this reason, you have to exert economic pressure," said Kuzmenko.
He added that the supply of diesel fuel in DNR Ukraine blocks since July and parts - more than a year.
"Before that there were problems with the return of cars from under the coal. We took a very long coal supplies only on the condition of the return of empty cars. At the present time, with some interruptions, but return, " said Kuzmenko.
first Chapter the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Ukraine is in the process of preparation for the heating season will be forced to buy coal from all possible suppliers, and so does Russia. Currently procure from South Africa. In early August, He noted that the reserve of coal is about 1, 5 million tons.
Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Valeriy Bosevski reported that Kiev need monthly to purchase for the heating season at least 800 thousand tons of anthracite coal group in an uncontrollable part of the Donbass. In early August, the Ministry of transport DND reported that the enterprises of the Republic for July put Ukrainian companies more than 435 thousand tons of coal.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. At the talks on February 12 were achieved consensus on stopping the fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine changes on decentralization of power and the consolidation of the special status " of certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".