Kiev authorities now control Only 35 mines of 95, the rest are under the control of militias in the Donbass, said the Minister of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn.
according to him, among these 35 mines there is not one, which would be mined anthracite coal is almost all they mine the coal grade G and only certain brands W, which can be conservano, transfers " Ukrainian truth ".
He added that the coal of G can burn only Uglegorsk TPP. Only these 35 mines, According to Demchishin, there are 52 thousand people. The Minister made it clear that some of these workers expect a decrease, this applies to most of the administrative staff, which, according to his statement too much. on April 17, Deputy head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Oleksandr svetlik said about the plans of Kiev not to import coal electricity before the end of the year. Before that Firm Ukrenergo said that due to the lack of fuel in Ukraine stand for 25% of all units. April 5, the security Service of Ukraine opened a criminal case under the criminal code against the company in Cherkasy oblast, which bought coal in the Donbass. 13 March week, the head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that the coal from the territory of the breakaway republics began to be delivered to Ukraine. Russia supplies electricity and coal to Ukraine from December 26.