Russia to Deliver 500 000 Tonnes of Coal per month to Ukraine

Ukraine | December 27, 2014, Saturday // 10:48|  views

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak has informed that the country is ready to supply up to one million tonnes of coal per month to Ukraine to help it solve its energy problems.

Kozak, as cited by RIA Novosti, made clear that Russia would supply Ukraine with 500 000 tonnes of coal per month, with an option to double the deliveries, in case an additional agreement was signed on the matter.

Ukraine has been experiencing problems with power generation due to coal shortages.

Over the past week, Ukraine cut off power supplies to Crimea twice, on Wednesday and on Friday.

As a result of the conflict in Donbass, annual coal production dropped by 19%.

The coal deficit is expected to reach 10-12 million tonnes by April 2015, according to local news agencies, as cited by the Bulgarian National Radio.

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Tags: Ukraine, Donbass, coal supply, coal, Russia


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