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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

DNR Resumed Limited Coal Deliveries to the Ukraine on a Barter Basis

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Today, DNR Transport Minister Semyon Kuzmenko told us that the DNR resumed limited supply of coal to the Ukrainian enterprise DTEK in exchange for electricity from Zuevskaya TES:

We restored supplies to DTEK in return for electricity from Zuevskaya TES… it’s a kind of barter. Zuevskaya TES suffered problems because it used a coal (“G”) not mined in the DNR. DTEK Pavlogradugol is the normal supplier of coal to the Zuevskaya TES, but it can’t get DNR anthracite coal to supply to its customers. DTEK made an advance payment, so, we sent the first batch of anthracite coal in 100-150 goods wagons. The DNR has to barter to serve its own interests. To avoid damage to our energy infrastructure, we’re doing this. We don’t act like the Ukraine, which does harm to itself. We’re now negotiating over trade in coal with other Ukrainian enterprises.

14 September 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency



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