Energy Ministry: We can do without coal from ATO zone

Минэнерго: Мы сможем обойтись без угля из зоны АТО

From the zone ATO coal supply 9 companies

Ukraine will meet the needs in anthracite supplies from other countries.

Kiev was able to get rid of dependence on deliveries of anthracite coal with uncontrolled territories in the zone of the ATO. This was stated by Minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik channel 112.Ukraine.

“If another 6-7 months, we could say that without antratsitovsky groups from the ATO zone we can’t do it at all, then today, regardless of whether the supply from the ATO or will not do, we will compensate anthracite group from other countries”, – said the head of Ministry.

He said that Ukraine will buy coal in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North America, adding, with the main supply coming from South Africa. 9 firms who are on the territory of the DNI or LNR have the right to supply anthracite coal to Ukraine-controlled territory.

Nasalik recalled that until recently the country was for the supply of more than 9 million tons of anthracite coal.

According to the Minister, the termination of deliveries of coal from the zone ATO in may-June it was connected only with the conduct of hostilities and the lack of rolling stock, but also to attempt to show the energy dependence of Ukraine.

“So we made the whole complex, upgraded heating system, other generations, and I have to say that if we are not going to obtain coal from the zone ATO, we will do without him,” said Nasalik.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that Nasalik discussed with the Minister of DNR” coal supplies to Ukraine.