Due to the actual loss of the region, which supplied the country Coal, Ukraine has no other choice but to purchase this type of fuel abroad, said Deputy Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Oleksandr svetlik.
" We are criticized for the import, which We have signed with the Russian Federation. And We have no exit - both work (energy) of the system together. If We adapt to Europe, then you would be able to be cut in the energy plan from Russia, " the official said, UNIAN reports. According to him, now because of the events in the East of Ukraine to the energy system of the country continues to suffer heavy losses." We have a huge loss of coal capacity will continue to buy imports. Buy open where one can offer all be considered. The coal we buy abroad - approx. OPINION), and We will certainly do it, " said the Deputy Minister. He also said that the situation with energy supply in the East of Ukraine at the present time remains extremely difficult." The situation is impossible to predict. We have lost the way of the export of coal from the territory of Donetsk region, the main supplier of coal We - Donbass, and today We practically got lost, " He said. At the same time svetlik noticed that adopted by the government in the beginning of winter last year events on energy saving was possible to maintain the operation of the power system of Ukraine. According to the state statistics service of Ukraine, the volume of coal production in the country for one year decreased by 49, 6% from 5 million tons to 2, 5 million tons. on January 19, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Warsaw and Kiev start of the technical meeting on the improvement of Ukrainian thermal power plants, which will allow in the future to import Polish Coal. Fifteen January Donetsk national Republic in the form of humanitarian aid sent to Ukraine five carriages of coal weighing 300 tons. January 12, Chapter DND said that Ukraine "by any means" buys Donetsk Coal, despite the armed confrontation. At the end of December 2014 chief Petro Poroshenko at the final press conference said that the Ukrainian authorities are ready to buy Coal at uncontrolled territories of Kiev Donbass. However, energy Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn first stated that, despite the lack of fuel, Kiev is not going to buy the Coal from the militia. The Ukrainian authorities have plans just to export 2 million tons of fuel from the Donbass. According to him, this Coal is placed in the warehouses of the Ukrainian state company " Coal of Ukraine ". However, the Ministry of fuel and energy complex DND told that it was not going to give Coal. According to their statements, It will be sold, the money will be spent on wages of miners who Kyiv does not pay since the summer. Later, on 19 December, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk told that in the Donbass has accumulated nearly 3 million tons of Ukrainian coal that Kiev cannot take. Recall, Ukraine is experiencing serious problems with electricity: performance HPP - the lowest for the last 45 years, destroyed the power and transport infrastructure in the Donbass. In the country there is a shortage of coal for thermal power plants.