The self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic has blocked deliveries of coal to Ukraine, said Tuesday the Minister of transport DND semen Kuzmenko.
Ukraine due to the conflict in the Donbass lost the vast number of 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 coal gas. Delivery of coal from the zone of special operations complicated by destroyed infrastructure, for example, damaged by explosions of railway.
"At the moment we in the answer block Ukraine with coal supplies. We have strict requirements. Ukraine is currently in a critical situation, they need 1 million 200 thousand tons per month of our fuel, what we will deliver in the case of lifting of a blockade on fuel and spare parts for wagons and locomotives, and if the fire will not be ", - quotes Kuzmenko.
As the Minister said, while Kiev does not fulfill some of these conditions, the coal to be delivered to Ukraine will not.
"At the moment we are working only thirty percent of the locomotive, and we need to increase our capacity for our needs," added Kuzmenko.
He also clarified that, subject to the lifting of the siege of Kiev on fuels and lubricants and spare parts, the Republic will be enough 2 months in order to "raise" the locomotive sector.
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.