The Office of the President expects the arrival of 6 ships with coal by the end of the year

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800 thousand tons of coal will be sent to Ukrainian warehouses by the end of the year.

This was stated by deputy head of the President’s Office Rostyslav Shurma on the air of the ICTV channel, UA informs.

According to him, today the reserves make about 600 thousand tons – this is a low figure. There’s a number of reasons for this. However, the volume of coal mined in Ukraine is sufficient to ensure the stable operation of the energy system, the official said

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“First, there was the global energy crisis about six months ago, when there was a global shortage of coal around the world. The second is the aggressive actions of Russia, which has blocked the delivery of coal by rail from countries from which we could import. In particular, Kazakhstan was a major supplier of coal to Ukraine. It could supply up to 500,000 tons per month. In order to renew these reserves, we will import 6 to 10 ships monthly by sea. To date, 2 ships are already under unloading in ports, about 6 more ships are expected to arrive by the end of December” – he noted.

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