Russia’s customs recognize anthracite from militants-seized Donbas mines

Source : 112 Ukraine

58,652 tons of anthracite coal for over 3 million dollars was transported from Ukraine to Rostov region in May
20:05, 12 July 2017

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Russian customs officially recognize import of anthracite coal from Donbas mines seized by militants. Such statistics was published on the website of Southern Customs Administration of the Federal Customs service of Russian Federation, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

In particular, 58,652 tons of anthracite coal for 3,14 million dollars was transported from Ukraine to Rostov region in May, 236,568 tons – in January and May for total price of over 13 million dollars.

As for May, all Ukrainian mines extracting anthracite were in the occupied areas of Donbas and under militants’ control. This type of fuel is not being extracted at the moment on Ukraine-controlled territories.

According to Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, nobody applied to  it for license for anthracite export in 2017.

Related: Energy Minister names alternatives to Donbas anthracite

As it was reported earlier Ukrainian Parliament implements licensing of export of anthracite coal. The relevant decree was worked out to execute RNBO’s decision.

Related: Ukraine to depend on anthracite coal another two years

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