Energy Minister of Ukraine Nemchinov announced the state of “energy war” with Russia
Ukraine today is actually in a state of “energy war” with Russia, said Deputy Energy Minister Maxim Nemchinov.
“Today we are actually in a state of energy war with Russia, which is blocking imports from Kazakhstan, preventing railroad cars with coal from entering Ukraine, which is constantly reducing the ordered gas transit capacities.
That is, they are doing everything to make us feel this crisis even more … We (attempts – ed.) We level them (attempts – ed.) To date quite successfully “, – he said on the air of the” 1 + 1 “TV channel.
Earlier, the head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine committee on energy and housing and communal services, Andriy Gerus, said that Russia had stopped the transit of coal from Kazakhstan going to Ukraine, blocking all supplies in November. On Friday, Nur-Sultan denied this allegation.
At the end of October, Gerus announced that Russia would stop supplying coal to Ukrainian thermal power plants from November 1. This information was confirmed by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, RIA Novosti, indicating that this decision is associated with the growing demand for coal within the country, while Russian companies in November will continue to supply other types of coal.
Energy Minister of Ukraine Herman Galushchenko said at the end of September that Ukraine is lagging behind the planned plans to accumulate coal reserves for the heating season and intends to increase its own production and imports.
And Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal then assured that Ukraine is fully prepared for the heating season in the context of the energy crisis in Europe, and the whole country will be warm in winter.