The growth of electricity imports from Russia will lead to a halt of Ukrainian mines – Arkiv

Рост импорта электроэнергии из России приведет к остановке работы украинских шахт - Юркив

Because of rising energy imports from Russia, which became possible because of “amendments Gerus”, the domestic coal mining enterprises already have problems with the implementation of the coal mine and in the future may even stop. This was stated by the Chairman of the Commission on the reorganization of “Volynugol” Vladimir Yurkiv.

“We feel that there are problems with the implementation of coal. To date, the order we have 16 000 tons, as a point consumers of coal take a bit. We do not provide any opportunity to balance coal mining and the economy,” said Yurkiw.

In his opinion, a further increase in energy imports, which became possible because of the amendment, which was adopted by law, the Chairman of the parliamentary Committee on energy Andriy Gerus, will reduce the capacity of domestic generation, and “Volynugol” can do to stop the work.

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“We will stand. Not only do we. I know, I called other enterprises, they have 50 000 tons is in stock,” said Yurkiw.

He believes that the import of electricity from Russia must be stopped to prevent a crisis in the domestic coal mining industry.

“I think it is necessary to first establish the situation with the supply of their coal, and only then, if there is not enough, it would be possible to feed electricity from Russia, probably,” said Yurkiw.

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Earlier, the Federation of employers of fuel and energy complex of Ukraine appealed to the President, Prime Minister, Secretary-General of the national security Council and the head of NTRAK with a call to stop the import of electricity from Russia, stressing that the current volume of imports threatens to stop 75% of Ukrainian coal mines and most of the nuclear units.

The leaders of energy companies also appealed to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky with a request to stop the import of Russian electricity, noting that the import of cheap energy from Russia and Belarus destroys Ukrainian energy and coal industry and threatening the country’s energy independence and national security.

We will remind, on September 18, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law “On amendments to some laws of Ukraine in the sphere of nuclear energy use”, in which the head of the energy Committee of Parliament Andriy Gerus lobbied for the edit be allowed to buy Ukrainian consumers of imported electricity at bilateral contracts. According Gerus, imports had to be from Belarus. However, from October 1 started the supply of electricity from Russia in import mode.

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On October 11 the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that did not own the information that “the amendment Gerus” gave the opportunity to restore the import of electricity from Russia. The President noted that it is necessary to understand the import of electricity from Russia.

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