Polish Embassy on importing Donbas coal: import is to happen according to Ukrainian law

Source : 112 Ukraine

Poland reaffirmed its support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity
23:12, 9 October 2017


Poland reaffirmed its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and standing against importing production from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, if it is against the Ukrainian law, as the statement of the Embassy of Poland reads, according to Ukrinform.

“As to the latest publications on importing anthracite from the East of Ukraine, the MFA of the Republic of Poland, first of all, emphasizes that Poland consistently advocates for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and doesn’t recognize the separatist “people’s” republics in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Every type of activity, cooperation with individuals and entities in the occupied territories must happen with the full knowledge and consent by the Ukrainian state, which is why any forms of cooperation of Polish economic entities, including import of goods, originating from the territories controlled by separatists, must happen according to Ukrainian legislation,” the statement says.

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The Embassy also noted that Warsaw confirmed this position by numerously supporting anti-Russian sanctions.

As it was reported earlier, Minister of Energy of Poland Krzysztof Tchórzewski confirmed that 11,000 tons of coal were brought to the country from occupied parts of Donbas. 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.

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