The security service of Ukraine (SBU) has terminated the channel of smuggling of coal from the territory of the proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics, said at a press conference on Wednesday authorized official of the presidential administration of Ukraine in the problems of "special operations" Andrei Lysenko.
"Ukrainian police stopped the channel of illegal deliveries of coal from the occupied territories. Scheme for illegal transportation of coal from the militants-controlled areas has existed since the beginning of 2015. Investigation determined that this was done with false documents and dummy companies, as well as among them with dual registration "– said Lysenko, noting that the operation was two days ago, RIA " Novosti ".
The pretrial investigation proceeds. September fifteen Chapter proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said that adopted an opinion on the prohibition of supply of coal to Kiev-controlled Ukrainian territory. Ukraine because of the confrontation in the Donbass lost the vast number of mines. On uncontrollable Kiev territories remained the most lucrative mines, and the company, remaining under control of the Ukrainian authorities, gas uneconomic mined coal. Delivery of coal from the combat zone is complicated due to destroyed infrastructure, for example, due to the destruction of the railway bombings. According to the information voiced by the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine is necessary for the autumn-winter period to accumulate a positive outcome 7 million tons of coal, on the negative – eleven million tons.