Media: Russia has increased the smuggling of coal from ORDO

СМИ: Россия увеличила контрабанду угля из ОРДЛО

In the past month in Europe has sent more than 200 thousand tons of coal.

In September of the year of Russia were exported to Europe about 208 thousand tons of coal, illegally exported from uncontrolled Kiev areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. This is 18% or about 33 thousand tons more than in August (about 175 thousand tons).

Such figures lead LIGA.net with reference to the available data of Russian Railways and the FTS.

It is alleged that in September 77,8% of all smuggling, or 161.4 m thousand tons, had four Russian companies: company GAZ-Alyans, petroleum capital, TD Russian Anthracite and anthracite.

As reported, in August-September the export of coal, including exported from the Donbass, from ports in the South of Russia was difficult because of restrictions imposed by the Russian Railways.

“The priority now given to railway trains with materials for the construction of the Kerch bridge. Therefore, in Rostov, there was a significant accumulation of wagons with coal were delayed shipment for export,” – said the source publication.

Since July a number of major companies engaged in export of coal from occupied areas of the Donbas have ceased to make such supplies in the Russian customs authorities. In this regard, to track the flow of coal to the Ukrainian authorities uncontrolled border with Russia difficult.

For example, the company “Gas Alliance” and ZAO Vneshtorgservis (controls mine of DTEK in ORDO) are not as importers of anthracite coal from the occupied territories of Ukraine, as it was previously.

However, according to the export invoices of the Federal customs service, the Gas Company-Alliance in September put abroad through the “Russian Railways logistics” has more than 82 thousand tons of coal-anthracite, “of unknown origin”.

Russian traders continue to make the most of export supplies of contraband of coal through offshore companies without specifying the country of destination.

Among these companies – Coal trade antrahcit LLP, Gregol Limited (United Kingdom, both controlled by the brothers Alexander and Sergey Melnichuk), Carbon&natural resources corp Limited, Altercom Limited, Yorkland Merchants limited (Hong Kong), Bornholm Inter LP.

As reported Корреспондент.netearlier it became known that anthracite with the occupied Donbass through Russia semi hits in Poland. Profit from this gets basically the leader LNR Igor Carpentry.

In turn, in Poland confirmed the receipt of coal from Donbass. The authorities assured that the supply of coal from the Donbass will be banned.

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