Ukraine ought to provide transparency in the procurement of coal in the Donbass and abroad, said the U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt.
"Emphasize the importance of transparency in respect of contracts with international suppliers, in particular from South Africa, as well as transparency in domestic trade, particularly trade with the mines controlled by the separatists (as he called the militia – approx. LOOK), "– quoted him as saying " information Agency ".
fifteen of September, the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said that adopted an opinion on the prohibition of supply of coal to Kiev-controlled territory of Ukraine. Ukraine due to the conflict in the Donbass lost the vast number of mines. On beyond the control of Kiev remained the most profitable mines, and companies, remaining under the control of the authorities of Ukraine, produce unprofitable coal gas. Delivery of coal from the combat zone is difficult because of the destroyed infrastructure, for example, due to the destruction by explosion of the railway. According to information announced by the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine is necessary for the autumn-winter period to accumulate a positive outcome 7 million tons of coal, on negative – eleven million tons.