The self-proclaimed head of the Luhansk national Republic Igor Carpenter said that LNR conducts dialogues about the coal export not only from Ukraine But also from Russia.
"today we are dialogues not only with Ukraine, Ukraine as well as among them and also with the Russian Federation ", - quotes Carpentry RIA " Novosti ". However, He is confident that the Kyiv authorities will not be able to do without the Donbas coal, and its delivery is not carried out only because of the political position of Kiev." today we know and see that Ukraine wants to buy coal. But you see the political situation. There is power in Ukraine, who are ready to sign contracts. They Have TEP, who need our coal. There are forces that in spite of Russia is ready to cut his own legs - though we would be, But never would. There are forces in the world arena, who complain about the fact that Ukraine, DND and LNR required to establish economic relationships and work. There are those who are trying to avoid, " said the Head LNR. He believes that the railway bridge linking LNR with Ukraine, was not so long ago blown up to prevent the transportation of coal." I think the bridge was blown up just so? What He had strategic value? Yes no. Again, in spite of Russia will cut off his feet. Now They restore it because come to the conclusion that without our coal They will not survive. They froze in the winter. Even in the trains was not heating, " said Carpenter. He believes that all attempts of Ukraine to diversify markets procurement of coal will only lead to the creation of new corruption schemes." No South Africa, Australia No they will not help. Schemes for money laundering "Yes," said the Head LNR. He said that the Lugansk already has a large accumulation of coal." we have everything ready. Even only for the fact that if we need some funds to start some kind of mine, we have enough coal in the warehouses, which we implement in order to get Finance. This Ukraine is already empty warehouses coal, and we on the contrary, " said Carpenter. First on Wednesday, Finance Minister Lugansk people's Republic of Eugene Manuilov said that the Ukrainian volunteer battalions undermine bridges, thus preventing the Kiev of coal from the Donets basin. Remember, the vast majority of Ukrainian mines are located in the Donbass, most of them came under the control of the militia, Now Kiev is forced to buy imported coal. On the first day of the week claimed the bombing of the bridge, through which ran the last railway linking LNR controlled with Ukrainian security forces territory. Eventually undermine discontinued letter Rudakova-Krasnyi Lyman. This railway on which the coal could be delivered at a controlled Kiev area. At the same time, the West demands from Kiev, so He got rid of the obsolete Schema subsidies to the coal industry from the state budget. This is one of the conditions of economic integration of Ukraine into the EU. Because of this, this year Kyiv wants to stop the 12 mines - five of them will simply close, 7 can (and unlikely ever will return back into operation). This thirty percent of 35 mines that are under the control of Kiev. Plus the need to reduce 10 thousand Miners from the present 52 thousand, that Is, 20%.