US anthracite coal first batch arrives to Yuzhniy port
15.09.2017 12:03 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of yesterday, the first batch of anthracite coal arrived to the Yuzhniy Sea Commercial Port from the United States of America, Government Portal reports.
As to the report, Volodymyr Omelyan, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, Ms. Marie L. Yovanovitch, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America in Ukraine and Maxim Stepanov, Head of Odessa Regional State Administration, took part in the ceremony of the vessel meeting.
As to the report, Omelyan stressed that this is an important event both for Ukraine and for the USA: «This is not only a sign of successful bilateral business relations, but also a sign of support of Ukraines energy security by our American partners and strong friendship.»
It is to be admitted, the Ukrainian government had declared a state of emergency within the national energy sector in connection with the blockade of coal shipments from the occupied regions of Donbas. So, the ban on the coal import has actually left the Ukrainian TPPs, which produce electricity, without anthracite.