Contents tagged with coal

  • Poroshenko wants to confiscate coal imported to Ukraine from the separatist Republics

    President Petro Poroshenko will submit a request the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to confiscate coal mined in the territories of LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People’s  Republic), which would be sold in Ukraine under the guise of Russian origin.

    This was stated by Irina Lutsenko, the President’s spokeswoman in the Verkhovna Rada, reports UNIAN.

    "The president has said that the next issue he will be weighing at the National Security and Defense Council is …

  • Ukraine’s Minister of Energy and Coal Mining expects to receive three million tons of anthracite from the U.S.

    Ukraine expects to import 2.5-3 million tons of anthracite coal from the United States, Minister of Energy and Coal Mining Ihor Nasalyk said.

    "Presently we have received information that we could receive 2.5-3 million tons of coal from America. I, as a Minister, just sent a letter to the State Department asking for assistance with the anthracite coal," he told journalists in Kyiv.

    According to Nasalyk, energy-generating companies have already begun signing contracts for anthracite deliveries …

  • Media reveals that Russia imports more than ten thousand tons of Ukrainian coal from the Donbas daily

    For the period of March 1 to 20, more than three thousand gondola cars loaded with coal crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border. This is evidenced by the statistical data of JSC Russian Railways or JSC RŽD.

    According to the data, 3,400 thousand open-top wagons of coal were sent to Russia from the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions uncontrolled by Ukrainian government during the first twenty days of March.

    This amounts to more than 230,000 tons of anthracite exported to Russia or about ten …

  • Akhmetov warned Yanukovych's son against buying coal from his mines in separatist-held territories of Ukraine

    The remaining anthracite in the uncontrolled territory is illegal, as reported by DTEK (Donbass Fuel and Energy Company).

    The DTEK energy holding company, owned by Rinat Akhmetov, sent an official letter to the company Donbasenergo, controlled by Alexander Yanukovych, cautioning him not to buy coal from the nationalized mines in the separatist-held territories of Ukraine (ORDLO), as stated in the company's press release.

    It is noted that after losing control over enterprises in the ORDLO, …

  • Ukraine increased imports of coal from Canada

    In January 2017, Ukrainian companies imported $48.2 million CAD ($36.2 million USD) in Canadian coking coal, as told to Interfax-Ukraine News Agency by Canada’s ambassador to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk.

    He noted that the province of British Columbia has significant reserves and production capability of coking coal, so the amount sent to Ukraine can be increased if needed.

    In answer to a question about which companies are importing the coal to Ukraine, the ambassador named ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, …

  • The DPR and LPR halted coal supplies to Ukraine

    The coal mines located in the occupied territories of the Donbas, including those where so-called external management was introduced, halted supplies of high-energy coal to Ukraine, Interfax-Russia reported. Nevertheless, enterprises continue to work and the extraction of coal continues, the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) Council of Ministers told Interfax news.

    The LPR (Luhansk People's Republic) Government also confirmed the cessation of coal supplies to the territories controlled by …

  • How Ukraine finances separatists

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    The trade blockade with separatists is necessary in order to cease trade relations with territories that are beyond Ukraine’s control. Unfortunately trading is the business of law enforcement agencies and it involves large sums of money. The trade blockade should be carried out at the government level but not by volunteers and veterans of the war in the Donbas.

    The fact that the so-called masses took the initiative demonstrates …

  • Ukrainian Cabinet prepares to make a decision on Donbas blockade

    At its next meeting, the Cabinet of Ministers will consider the issue of trade arrangements with the uncontrolled territories in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This was stated by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, in an interview on TSN on Sunday evening, February 26th.

    “It is necessary to settle the matter of trade relations with the occupied territories. The corresponding decision was made by the National Security Council so that we could regulate this issue and …

  • Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada: Authorities are concealing the flow of contraband in the Donbas

    Oksana Syroyid, Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, said in an article for ZN.UA that the statements about the lack of alternatives to the shipments of anthracite coal from the occupied regions of Ukraine are intended to divert public attention away from the facts revealed as a result of the blockade of the separatist-controlled Donbas, namely collaboration with separatists and the flow of contraband.

    “By speculating on the ‘lack of alternatives’ to anthracite coal from the occupied …

  • Ukraine has allowed the export of anthracite from the LPR

    The Centralnaya Coal-processing Plant Ltd., registered in the town of Antratsyt on territory not controlled by Ukraine, began exporting anthracite coal in the beginning of May, having received the appropriate license from Ukrainian authorities, LІ reports citing several Ukrainian coal traders. The plant supplies coal to local companies in Slovakia. Anthracite is worth about $80 per ton at the border.

    Centralnaya is owned by Vitaly Zharchinsky, Natalia Zharchinskaya and Dmyro Polubatko. …