Ukraine is not considering the option of importing electricity from Russia, said Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Igor Nasalik.
Earlier Monday Nasalik said that the Energy Ministry of Ukraine has prepared a draft decision on the state of emergency in the energy sector due to lack of hard coal, which is used in the Ukrainian power generating stations, paper “in the coming hours” will be introduced by the government. The threat of the termination of deliveries of coal from the Donbass anthracite, which employs Ukrainian thermal power plants have originated after the start of the blockade radicals freight rail link with uncontrollable Kiev regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
“I am convinced that electricity imports from Russia is not even worth considering, because it will not be with us,” – said Nasalik late Monday in the program “Freedom of speech” on TV channel ICTV.
At the end of December 2016 Ukrainian fighters volunteer battalions announced a trade embargo self-proclaimed DND and LNR, including rail posts. From beyond the control of Kiev Donbass areas anthracite coal is supplied to Ukraine, Kiev authorities said the threat of the Ukrainian thermal power plants. According to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman, nine million tons of hard coal of 24 million tons consumed in the Ukrainian thermal power plants for the year are imported from uncontrolled Kiev Donbass.
Original: RIA Novosti