Ukraine needs 1 million tons of coal per month for the winter period, the import from Russia currently accounts for less than 200-300 thousand Tons per month, said Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn at a press conference on Tuesday.
"Russia produces a very large volume and can deliver 1 million tons per month, At this point of time, I know there are contracts About the delivery of 200-300 thousand tons of coal monthly... Small amounts come in." Centrenergo "in the past two weeks has received 30 thousand Tons, is a small amount, I agree," said Demchyshyn, while not explaining why the agreed deliveries from the Russian Federation are not received in the required amount, reports RIA " Novosti ".
about the fact that Ukraine has resumed its purchases of coal from Russia, Demchyshyn announced in late summer. According to him, Ukraine was supposed to receive 200 thousand tons of coal. August 4, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Bosevski said that Kyiv is considering the purchase of coal from Russia, if you are prompted to " reasonable cost ". In the past year the share of Russian coal imports Ukraine amounted to 80%. The price of Russian coal is predicted by experts at the level of 80–85 dollars. At the same time, conflicting data On the supply of coal from Ukraine DPR and LPR. In Kiev in recent weeks has said several times that deliveries resumed in the Donbas this data each time was denied. On Tuesday, the head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko said that adopted an opinion On the prohibition of supply of coal to Kiev-controlled territory of Ukraine, as long as he will not be assigned a " decent price ".