The head of the Union of miners of Ukraine said about the shortage of coal for successful completion of the winter
KIEV, January 13. /TASS/. Existing stocks of coal to Ukraine in the amount of 1.9 million tonnes is not sufficient for successful passage of the heating season, considering the cold winter. This opinion was expressed by the head of the Independent trade Union of miners of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets.
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“With such reserves in the amount of 1.9 million tons of coal, in fact, it will be difficult in the cold winter to pass the winter, as was manifested during the Christmas holidays,” he wrote on his page in Facebook.
Volynets stressed that due to lack of coal, the government passed on the full energy savings. “Schools closed under the pretext of the flu or “at the request of the parents,” the same situation in universities and medical institutions, he said . – Full energy savings has led to energy poverty: people not being able to pay for the heat, live in families more or less insulated rooms or sleeping in fur coats”.
Yesterday the Minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik said that the warehouses Ukrainian thermal power plants and CHP today has accumulated 1.9 million tons of coal. The Minister assured that the situation with the supply of electricity under control, even under the condition of low temperatures to minus 20 degrees. “The situation is completely controlled, there are no problems,” – said the Minister.
In turn, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stressed that the volume of accumulated coal should not be reduced. The Prime Minister also expressed the belief that in the warehouses of “constant presence” should be 1.9-2 million tons of coal.