Ukraine until not import coal from Russia, despite the consensus reached on the supply of coal, said the head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"currently, Russia is nothing more than 30 thousand tons of coal in the last month of summer, have been reported, although there is consensus about what will be delivered and volumes from Russia, and from South Africa," said Demchyshyn correspondents on Wednesday.
He added that despite this, Kiev continues to increase the accumulation of coal before the heating season. For example, last month the accumulation of coal were increased by five hundred thousand tons, and this month every day Usually amounts are increased by 20 thousand tons per day.
first of Demchyshyn said that Kyiv plans to import at least five hundred thousand tons of coal from South Africa Before the end of the year. He added that from the Russian Federation, Ukraine plans to supply every month at least 200 tons of coal. According to Demchishin, Russian coal more calories and is cheaper than the coal from South Africa. For example, a ton of Russian coal calorific value of 6,000 kilocalories per kilogram cost Ukraine 61-66 dollars, and a ton of coal from South Africa calorific value of 5500 kilocalories per kilogram - 72-73 dollar considering more expensive transportation.
Kiev has turned from an exporter to an importer of coal after the loss of most of the mines in uncontrolled Donbass. In General, according to the Ministry of energy of Ukraine, the country ought to provide themselves with electricity to import about 1 million tons of coal per month.
the other day a group of Ukrainian organizations DTEK is one of the largest producers of coal, electric power and owners of networks in the country - stated that the course increased the amount of coal its power plants by 39% To 1, 5 million tons. Previously, the head of the Ministry of transport DND semen Kuzmenko said that the Republic resumed its supply of coal for DTEK in exchange for electricity from one of its power plants.