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 State of emergency in Ukraine's energy sector to be considered today, - Hroisman

Ad hoc energy staff is going to consider the introduction of a state of emergency in connection with coal shortage.

This was announced by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman during a joint press briefing with his Moldovan counterpart Pavel Filip, Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine.

"The issue of the introduction of a state of emergency in the Ukrainian energy sector will be considered at today's energy staff meeting," Hroisman said.

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"If there is a two-week supply, it means only one thing - we can not burn this two-week supply and face a crisis. We cannot allow a drop in the strategic coal reserves," he added.

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Earlier, Jan. 25, anti-terrorist operation (ATO) veterans blocked railroad track connecting Luhansk, Lysychansk, and Popasna at the section between Hirske and Zolote villages. On Jan. 25, anti-terrorist operation (ATO) veterans blocked the Luhansk-Popasna haul, launching a trade blockade of the occupied Donbas areas. The movement of 12 trains with a total of 700 cars has been barred.

Later, Deputy Minister for the occupied territories and IDPs Heorhii Tuka said the decision to launch trade blockade was extra-legal. Minister for the temporarily occupied territories and IDPs Vadym Chernysh spoke against possible ban on commodities delivery across the contact line in the Donbas: "We need to be able to deliver coal otherwise we will face problems throughout the country."
 
 
 
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