Blockade “pushes” steel to buy coal in Russia.

Блокада "загоняет" металлургов покупать уголь в РФ, - Гройсман

Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman

Blockade of coal supplies to the uncontrolled part of Donbass disadvantageous to Ukraine, as Ukrainian forces enterprises to purchase coal in Russia. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said in an interview “Now”, reports “Radio Freedom”.

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“I held a big meeting with the Ukrainian metallurgists – 17% of industrial production of the country, 25% of foreign exchange earnings, is a strong sector of our economy. And when you just blocked the path of Ukrainian mineral resources, today metallurgists say that you can get the required coal from two sources: it is either America or Russia,” – he said.

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“Today the blockade is driving enterprises to buy coal in Russia”, – said Groisman.

Recall that in Ukraine because of the trade blockade of Donbass from 17 February introduced a state of emergency in the energy sector, which will operate for a month.

Blockade of railway tracks began on 26 January, it was initiated by people who call themselves veterans of the ATO. Upon blocking roads in the Luhansk region Prosecutor’s office opened criminal proceedings.

Gunmen 27 Feb demanded to lift the blockade of Donbass, threatening to seize the enterprise Ukrainian jurisdiction.

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