The Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Igor Nasaliki declared that will initiate a ban on the import of coal from Russia. “I will make nasadenie of the Cabinet of Ministers order no coal energy was not from Russia. Refers anthracite”, — he said (quoted by “Interfax-Ukraine”).
There is evidence, the Minister said that Russia is planning to buy coal from self-proclaimed republics of Donbass, enriching it in Rostov-na-Donu and to sell Ukraine Russian transfers “Ukrainian truth”. The goal, according Kasalica, that Kiev pay in two times more than before.
13 Feb Nasaliki declared that the only alternative to cover the deficit of anthracite coal in Ukraine due to the stop of the supply of Donbass is a direct import of electricity from Russia or of Russian gas deliveries to gas-oil power plant units.
February 15, the Ukrainian authorities have introduced emergency measures in the energy sector. The reason for this was blockade by militant groups rail service to the Donbass, where Ukraine has ceased to flow coal. The shortage of experienced coal power plants and industrial enterprises. President Petro Poroshenko has warned that the consequences of the energy crisis may be the loss of $2 billion and the loss of 300 jobs.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion said that the authorities consider the possibility of extending the emergency measures to the end of the year. He also noted that for stable operation of the power system of Ukraine during the year needs to buy 5 million tons of anthracite coal. To buy it, Ukraine could in the US, South Africa or Russia, said Deputy Prime Minister. Deliveries of coal from the United States, he said, is “problematic,” procurement inadmissible “from a Patriotic point of view”, and minus the purchase of coal in South Africa is a long time clearance of consignment.