The Ministry of energy of Ukraine is ready to declare the country a state of emergency. The reason - a sharp shortage of coal at CHPP. The supply of fuel from the Donbass block battalions of nationalists to influence Kiev. In Ukraine in the coming days may begin rolling blackouts.
The decision on introduction of state of emergency in connection with the shortage of coal country have to make today the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers. According to experts, the reserves of fuel, which is now in Ukraine, will suffice for 14-20 days of uptime. Then the country will have to return to practice in 2014 - rolling blackouts. Ukrainian thermal power plants have already switched to emergency mode. The reason for the shortage of coal - the blockade of railway tracks in Donbas, which is conducted by the radicals since the end of January.
Soldiers volunteer battalions are not admitted and discharged cargo from the DNI and the LC, requiring the Ukrainian authorities to stop the funding to these regions. Thus from the 24 million tonnes of fuel today, Ukraine consumes around 9 million tons is anthracite, which is mined on the territory of the DNI and LC.
About a year ago Ukrainian consumers said that the country is moving in the imported coal. Electricity prices then increased several times. And during this time Ukrainians overpaid about 100 billion hryvnia - about $ 3.5 billion. And now it turned out that all this time the coal was bought not in Australia and South Africa, and in the Donbass. Blocks of the power plant during this time was not converted to imported coal. And even if it is to buy coal in distant countries, in Ukraine, he will come not earlier than in 3 months.
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