Ukraine lags behind the schedules of accumulation of coal at the start of the heating season, the country lacks 1 million tons of fuel, said Deputy Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Vadim Glamazdin.
"We need a season 3, 2 million tons of coal, We are short 1 million tons ", - he said, reports news Agency.
according to experts, the situation with coal in Ukraine is critical. Besides the lack of gas, and this means heat, in the homes of Ukrainians will automatically increase the electricity consumption. Consequently, the already meager coal savings will be spent Even faster than often. As reported by the print edition OPINION, in total coal production in Ukraine for 7 months of current year has decreased by half ? 50, 8%, or 23, 5 million tons, to 22, to 8 million tonnes. An even greater drop in production has shown mines, which are under the control of the Ministry. They got on 71, 3% less than 7 months of 2014. State mines extracted 4 million tons of coal instead of 14 million tonnes the year before. Kiev's policy in the coal industry led to the fact that by the beginning of the heating season Ukraine are unable to accumulate sufficient volumes of coal to power stations. Intracity coal is still in short supply, threatening blackouts. As of October 5, stockpiling of coal in warehouses TPP Ukraine account for only 2, 8 million tons. Lacks 1, 2 million tons. But most importantly, the observed lack of major reserves of anthracite coal, needed for heating. The head of the Ministry of transport DND semen Kuzmenko October 5, revealed that the DNR resumed deliveries of coal, because Ukraine has Not fulfilled the requirement and began to supply the Republic with fuel.