The head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn has hopes his country for the next heating season do Not need coal from Russia.
"this year's dependence on outside supplies of coal decreased by 30% at least one year. For this reason, I am convinced that In the next year we will resolve this issue. Subsequent heating season we will go without depending on Russian coal, "- said the head of the Ministry, RIA " Novosti ".
along with this, in mid-October, Deputy Minister of the government of Ukraine Vadim Glamazdin said that Ukraine lags behind schedules reserves of coal, at the start of the heating season, the country lacks 1 million tons of fuel. On Wednesday, the media reported that although officially a Danger to the Russian capital to stop for a while coal supplies to Ukraine in response to electroblade of Crimea made Yet, sources in the railway industry have argued that, on Tuesday the coal to Ukraine stopped to pass the border. About the fact that the Russian Federation may adopt an opinion On the stopping of coal supplies to Ukraine in the form of a response (after detonation the saboteurs power lines providing electricity to Crimea of Ukraine), said Tuesday the Head of Ministry Alexander Novak. 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.