Ukraine: We will not buy steam coal from aggressor
"Of course, we need to buy lacking coal in different countries. I want to say: I back purchases in the United States, Australia... in other countries, but not from the aggressor," he said at a press conference in Kyiv.
"There is not a resolution [banning imports of anthracite from Russia], but I think that it is important for us to diversify and not supply it from Russia," he added.
The prime minister recalled that Ukraine managed to stop buying Russian gas.
"Ukraine has not received any drop of Russian gas for 501 days," Groysman said.
The head of the government said that synchronously thanks to modernization of two units of Zmiyivska thermal power plant (TPP) this year switching them from anthracite to gas coal the need in anthracite would be reduced. He said that the same modernization for UAH 1 billion will be carried out at Trypilska TPP.
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