In some cities, due to the blockade of Donbas may experience problems with heat
Seven regions of Ukraine because of the shortage of anthracite coal group threatened rolling blackouts. This was stated in the Cabinet after a meeting of the crisis energy headquarters.
In Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv, Zaporizhzhya, Sumy, and Cherkasy oblasts have already harvested the headquarters for emergency and industrial situations. The reason for the blockade of coal supplies to the uncontrolled part of Donbass. Experts say that if the issue of the supply of anthracite will not decide until the end of the month in the regions will have morning and evening to turn off the electricity to the population and enterprises.
«If in the coming days will not be renewed supply of anthracite fuel, it is necessary to introduce a state of emergency in the power sector», – said acting Director of Ukrenergo Vsevolod Kovalchuk.
«A number of thermal power plants not only generate (electricity – Ed.) they also supply heat. And we are faced with the problems of Kiev, Chernigov, Kharkov, Kramatorsk and other cities, where, except electricity produced by heat», – said the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Igor Nasalik
Some thermal power plants of Ukraine fuel left for two weeks. But the fail pass not only TES, but also the enterprises of metallurgy and chemical industry.
To replace Ukrainian coal, you need two months. During this time, the state can be cold and dark. MPs have already prepared a letter to the President of Ukraine – deputies are asked to consider the situation with the blockade of Donbass on the Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC).
Recall that coal stocks fell critically due to the blockade of the occupied territories of Donbass. The blockade continues for more than two weeks. Upon blocking of railway lines in the Luhansk oblast Prosecutor’s office opened criminal proceedings.