The delivery of American coal to Ukraine – is an irreparable loss for Russia another tool to energy blackmail. So the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko commented on the arrival of the first shipment of American anthracite in Ukraine.

“I welcome the first American charcoal in Ukraine, have been delivered in accordance with my agreement with President trump,” notes on the page in Facebook Petro Poroshenko.

The President of Ukraine stressed that this is an important contribution to the energy security of the state. “Clear evidence of the mutually beneficial cooperation between strategic partners. Irretrievable loss for Russia another tool energy blackmail, despite the blatant theft of Ukrainian coal in the Ukrainian Donbass”, – stated in the comments of the head of state.

Before that Poroshenko said that the era of gas blackmail irrevocably in the past.

We will remind, yesterday in the port of South arrived the first shipment of anthracite from the USA.

On 14 July, a contract was signed for the supply of coal between the American company XCoal Energy and Resources and the Ukrainian state-owned Centerenergo. Until the end of the year is expected to supply Ukraine 700 thousand tons of anthracite from the USA.

In may in the port of South also unloaded more than 220 thousand tons of coal from South Africa for thermal power generation DTEK. Only the holding company of Rinat Akhmetov contracted 675 thousand tons of coal in South Africa with the possibility of increasing the supply of 1 million tons.

Earlier, the energy Ministry has announced that it has developed a schedule of transfer units for the gas group of coal. According to the Minister Igor Nasalik, this will allow by the end of 2019 to abandon the use of anthracite.

Russia has lost another tool of blackmail – Poroshenko 13.09.2017

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