Independence is canceled? Why Ukraine can’t live without coal from Russia
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the decree about introduction in action of the decision of the Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) of the country on measures to neutralize threats to energy security. The text of the decree published on the website of the Ukrainian President.
Control over the implementation of this decision rests with the Secretary of the NSDC Oleksandr Turchynov. It is, in particular, provides for the diversification of sources of supply of coal and provision of Energougol.
Earlier, the Ukrainian government imposed a state of emergency in the energy sector in connection with the blockade since late January, the Ukrainian activists of railway communication with the uncontrolled territories of Donbass.
Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman noted that the continuation of the blockade could lead to rolling blackouts and stopping of metallurgical enterprises.