NSDC instructed the Cabinet to take measures to diversify supplies of coal to Ukraine and the creation of a reserve of steam coal
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The national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) has instructed the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to take urgent exhaustive measures to neutralize threats to energy security of Ukraine. This is referred to in the decision of the Board that by his decree from 16 February introduced the President of Petro Poroshenko.
“The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine promptly to take measures to diversify sources of coal supply in Ukraine and creating a reserve of thermal coal,” – said in the text of the document.
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Cabinet instructed to temporarily provide, to the complete overcoming of the crisis phenomena in the energy sector, the cessation of exports from Ukraine of coal anthracite .
In addition, the government is mandated to approve the procedure for movement of goods in the area or from the area of the antiterrorist operation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and the list of goods prohibited to move, and to develop and implement an action plan to strengthen fight against illicit movement of goods in the area of the ATO.
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The national security Council drew the attention of the Cabinet on the failure of the NSDC decision of 4 November 2014 and the decision of the Council of 6 may 2015 in part to strengthen control over the movement of goods from certain territories around carrying out anti-terrorist operation and development of the project of reconstruction of power units of thermal power plants and heat and power plants that use anthracite coal, to ensure the use of gaseous coal of domestic production.
The Cabinet also mandated to adopt a new energy strategy of Ukraine.
As reported in the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has expressed concern about the facts of blocking the supply of coal from uncontrolled parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and their potential impact on the energy system of Ukraine, the domestic economy and residents.
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