Poland confirms importing anthracite from occupied Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

11,000 tons of coal were brought to the country from occupied territories
19:43, 4 October 2017

Minister of Energy of Poland Krzysztof Tchórzewski confirmed that 11,000 tons of coal were brought to the country from occupied parts of Donbas, according to Biznes Alert.

“11,000 tons of coal were imported, which is the amount consumed by one energy block in 24 hours,” Tchórzewski said.

In his turn, Minister of Energy of Ukraine Ihor Nasalyk, who is currently on a working visit to Poland, said that it wasn’t done in the spirit of partnership.

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“Ukraine imports anthracite coal from America. We import anthracite coal from South Africa. Now we’re working on a contract with Indonesia. While our partners, a country very close to us, are basically financing the regime on the occupied territories through buying this coal,” he said.

The coal was imported by Doncoaltrade, and the documents were made in Russia. According to Polish media, the “DNR” receive a part of the profit from importing such coal to Poland.

Ukraine blocked the railway that brought the coal from occupied Donbas in 2016. Since then, the country has been getting its coal from over sources.

Related: Russia takes out coal from Donbas and sells to Europe

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