Ogromneishee energy Company of Ukraine, DTEK's not considering the possibility of purchasing Russian coal to run their power plants, said at a press conference on Tuesday, the Executive Director of LLC "DTEK Energo" Dmitry Saharuk.
"We have problems with financial payments, and this question of imports from Russia, which leads to the fact that We are wasting time, and third, the issue of VAT. All 3 of the financial problems at the present time we are not allowed to buy coal abroad. Although I agree that the situation with the supply from the zone ATO unstable and would love to have some safety cushion, " said Saharuk.
He also said that the possibility of deliveries of coal from Russia the Firm does not consider." The twenty-second of November last year, when We were contractualist from Russia, was from Russia stopped the supply of coal. We believe that that could happen this year in the most inopportune moment, " said Executive Director of DTEK.
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 combat zone is difficult because of the destroyed infrastructure, for example, due to the destruction by explosion of the railway.