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 Ukraine has been doing without Russian gas for 600 days, - PM Hroisman

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Ukraine hasn't bought a single cubic meter of Russian gas for more than 600 days, and the state energy companies no longer buy Russian coal.

Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman said during the Q&A hour of the Cabinet, Censor.NET reports citing the government's press service.

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The government is doing its best, the prime minister said, to strengthen the economy and diversify export markets and import sources, including energy.

"Over the year and a half we have decreased consumption of anthracite coal, are switching to our own gas coal, and modernizing the mining. And you know that the state companies do not buy Russian coal," the prime minister said.

Hroisman stressed that the government is heading towards elimination of any dependencies and is developing its own mining for energy resources, coal and gas at first place.
 
 
 
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