The supply of coal from self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic on the platform of Ukraine stopped for some time because of issues with fuel, said Last news the head of the Ministry of transport DND semen Kuzmenko.
Ukraine due to the conflict in the Donbass lost the vast number of mines. On uncontrollable Kiev territories were the most profitable mines, and companies, remaining under the control of the authorities of Ukraine, produce unprofitable gas and coal. Delivery of coal from the combat zone is complicated due to destroyed infrastructure, for example, due to the destruction by the bombings of the railway. Now Kiev buys coal, and among them, from the DPR.
"Coal to Ukraine stopped. Ukraine very loves our coal, But it is highly not like for him to pay. Direct relationship so we have adjusted. No, " said Kuzmenko.
According to the Minister, Kiev avoiding direct deliveries of coal from the DNR. All procurement is carried out through intermediaries, hence the problem.
"The basic system error is the fact that Ukraine uses the black oligarchs that include his shadow schemes. First, they steal the 1st turn, the Ukrainian people and the state. Well, after - they don't always keep their word. All these schemes are temporary, unstable and lead to these stops, collapses. Let me remind you that Ukraine's power sector without our coal will not survive, " he said.
Kuzmenko noticed that the supply coal to Ukraine only on prepayment." But they don't always have the opportunity to implement it. There is instability because There is no direct agreements between 2 States, and using the gray scheme of the Ukrainian oligarchs ", - he added.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict became almost 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.