Ukraine plans to continue the purchase of coal in South Africa in 2016, in January is expected to deliver 170 tonnes, said the head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"Two ships already guaranteed in January will go, approximately 170 thousand (tonnes) ", - said Demchyshyn at a press conference on the first day of the week. He said that in the early winter of Ukraine plans to receive 250 tons of coal from South Africa - vehicles already on the road.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on the last working day of the week said that stockpiles of coal Ukraine did not have enough for the winter, and asked in a persistent form to create an emergency plan of measures for solving this problem.
Demchyshyn, with his own hand, on the last working day of the week stated that coal reserves Ukraine will last for at least a month, " but in the longer term more problematic issues ". According Demchishin, the supply of coal to Ukraine from Russia and the Donbass limited.
The self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic last week suspended deliveries of coal to Kiev-controlled territory and had said it would not resume them until, until will not restore the power supply to the Crimea.