Ministry of energy: by railway to Donbass exported 10 times more coal than it imported

For 2015 in the Ukrainian thermal power plants from the zone ATO were supplied 8,508 million tons of coal production, and it is 10 times more than imported in the same period from South Africa, and 13 times more than imported from Russia.

It is reported with reference to the press service of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine.

The Ministry also commented on the rumors that railway communication of Ukraine with uncontrolled territories stopped.

«The information is still not confirmed, as the probability of blocking of deliveries of coal from the zone ATO for these reasons,» — noted in the Ministry of energy.

According to the Director of energy programs of the Centre of world economy and international relations of NAS of Valentin Zemlyansky, energy will not be able to meet the needs of the Ukrainian thermal power plants without Donbass coal.

«Imports will be close to impossible. Ports to the maximum can exceed 400 thousand tons of coal per month, if necessary, from 800 thousand tons of anthracite per month. And today we have no of options to abandon anthracite… If we assume that railway communication is stopped, conventionally, a month and a half of Ukrainian thermal power plants will start to experience a shortage of anthracite coal,» — said the expert.

Earlier, the head of the state Agency for restoration of Donbas Vadim Chernysh also urged to keep the railway communication of Ukraine with the uncontrolled territories. Also, according to him, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine included into the plan of coal deliveries from the occupied territories of Donbass.

SE «Donetsk railway» can be disbanded as part of the reform of «Ukrzaliznytsia», which became a public joint stock company and its regional Railways — branches of PJSC. The resolution of Cabinet of Ministers No. 200 of June 25, 2014 provides for the elimination of SE from 1 March 2016. This means a total suspension of financing of the company and its disconnect from the dispatching system of Ukraine.

As a result, you may lose transportation of large enterprises, located on both sides of the conflict zone in the Donbass.

We will remind, earlier in mass media there was information that under the guise of coal from South Africa for «Centrenergo» anthracite comes from the zone ATO. At the same time control this process by people close to Viktor Medvedchuk, who takes part in the negotiations of Ukraine and Russia on the settlement of the war in the Donbass, and also is the godfather of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

In turn, the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Vladimir Demchishin denied this information.

Ministry of energy: by railway to Donbass exported 10 times more coal than it imported 15.03.2016

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