Ukraine now imports coal from plants located within the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics (DPR and LPR), as well AS the Republic of South Africa (RSA), said the head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"we have contracts with Russia, the territory of special operations, South Africa. Really At this point in time are supplied from factories that are registered on the territory of Ukraine, who receive pay during the Ukrainian banking system, But which are producing coal at uncontrolled territories. It's true, " – the expression quoted Demchishin news Agency. The head of the Ministry also noted that Russia is now the coal comes." From Russia, we have contracts, But don't import ", – he said.
remember, Demchyshyn seven October said about consensus on the supply of coal From Russia." From Russia in addition to the 30 thousand Tons in the last month of summer, nothing has been reported, although there is an agreement about what will be delivered and coal From Russia and South Africa ", – he added. According to him, now Ukraine is Not experiencing the shortage of coal, and its." for 20-30 thousand Tons takes daily. I needed money to logistics improved, this process started long ago, but somewhere something stopped ", - has declared the head of the Ministry. According to experts, the situation with coal in Ukraine is critical. Besides the lack of gas, and This means heat, in the homes of Ukrainians will automatically increase the electricity consumption. Consequently, the already meager coal savings will be spent Even faster than often." at the start of the heating season in our warehouses there are about 2 million tons of coal, And we need –3, 5 million And after about 2 million per month. Amount of coal for thermal power plants is necessary, because in winter, the Ukrainians begin to strengthen the application of heaters and other appliances, which leads to increased costs of coal for the production of electrical energy. But where to take money for its purchase, And that about 900 million dollars, until there is literally Not clear", - has told the Director of energy programmes of the Center of world economy of NASU Valentyn Zemlyansky. As of September 30, accumulation of coal in the warehouses of Ukrainian thermal power plants amounted to 1, 902 million tonnes. In the energy Ministry had previously noted that the passage of winter Ukraine ought to accumulate 3, 2 million tons of coal, And among them 1, 4 million tons of anthracite. As reported by the print edition OPINION, in total coal production in Ukraine for 7 months of current year has decreased by half – 50, 8%, or 23, 5 million tons, to 22, to 8 million tonnes. An even greater drop in production has shown mines, which are under the control of the Ministry. They got on 71, 3% less than 7 months of 2014. State mines extracted 4 million tons of coal instead of 14 million tonnes the year before. Kiev's policy in the coal industry led to the fact that by the beginning of the heating season Ukraine are unable to accumulate sufficient volumes of coal to power stations. Intracity coal is still in short supply, threatening blackouts. As of October 5, stockpiling of coal in warehouses TPP Ukraine account for only 2, 8 million tons. Lacks 1, 2 million tons. But most importantly, the observed lack of major reserves of anthracite coal, needed for heating. The head of the Ministry of transport DND semen Kuzmenko October 5, revealed that the DNR resumed deliveries of coal, because Ukraine has Not fulfilled the requirement and began to supply the Republic with fuel.