According to the agency, the coal production in July 2015 decreased by 42 percent - to 2.2 million tons, as compared to July 2014. The production increased by 4.3 percent in July 2015 by contrast to June 2015
It is currently nearly impossible to supply the thermal power plants by domestically produced coal because of the fighting in the east of the country, where the majority of operating mines is situated.
The nuclear power plants generate about 50 percent of Ukraine's energy. The rest is the energy produced by thermal power plants burning natural gas and coal as well as hydroelectric power stations and wind, water, sun green energy. The lack of gas and 80 percent of the mines being idle have led to a shortage of energy resources and electricity as a consequence.