Ukraine will not be able to survive this winter without mined in the Donbass coal, said the head of DNR Alexander Zakharchenko.
"We trade with Ukraine. It is a sore subject (Ukrainian President Petro) Poroshenko, but without our coal Ukraine will not survive. Currently they have about 2 million tons of stock, need 3, 5 million They are currently not physically have time to do, they have the means and opportunity, but the logistics do not miss, "- reports the words " Donetsk news Agency ". In late summer, Kiev announced a halt to procurement of coal in the Donbass. This position on 16 June, the head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko said that DNR sells to Kiev up to 70% of produced in the Republic of coal and ready to continue trading. Remember, on may 12 the head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Igor Nasaliki declared that Kiev until the end of 2016 plans to acquire coal energy brands in the capital of Russia." we have savings of about 3 million tonnes, and We will continue to increase, " said Nasalik. In this June 24, the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine informed about the critically low level of reserves of anthracite. And in September the General Director of the Ukrainian scientific-industrial Association "Ukrkoks" Anatoly Starovoit said that coking coal imports from Russia is vital for Ukrainian economy. The print edition GLANCE, wrote extensively about failed preparations for winter in Ukraine.