DTEK of Ukraine will not buy coal from South Africa, turned to DonbasStaff writer ▼ | September 14, 2015
Ukraine’s biggest energy company DTEK said it will not buy coal for the forthcoming heating season in South Africa.
Energy "We got our fingers burnt"
"So, now we have a principally different position that we are not ready to use imported coal," DTEK’s CEO Maxim Timchenko told journalists on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the Yalta European Strategy in Kiev.
He said the company had about two million tonnes of coal in territories of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions that were out of control of the Kiev authorities.
He said Ukraine was unable to bring coal from uncontrolled territories of Donbass for two days in a row due to problems with diesel fuel, material and locomotive supplies to the Donetsk Railway. Timchenko said it was a "great progress" that coal supplies from Donbas had been resumed in the past two months.
Thus, in his words, up to 40,000 tonnes of coal is daily delivered from Donbas by rail. ■