In agreements just made, Russia will provide electricity and heat to Ukraine. Russia will be supplying the electricity at internal Russian prices, not higher export prices, and they are supplying it even though there has been no payment. “Under the instructions of the Russian president, the decision has been made to carry out such a delivery. Hopefully, the payments will be made in future,” said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak according to Russia 24 TV channel.
Has the coal been paid for or is it also a gift?
Are there any conditions on Ukraine, such as stopping the anti-Russian accusations, rhetoric, and preparations for war, halting the internal war against fellow Ukrainians, suspending shipments of arms into Ukraine, fully and openly cooperating with the MH17 investigation?
When the article below states that one unit of Khmelnytskyi nuclear power plant has broken down, what does that mean? Is this a nuclear incident?
“We are doing it deliberately, due to the fact that one [power] unit at [Ukraine’s] Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant has broken down,” Kozak said.
Ukraine has to decide its future now before the catastrophe worsens.
Ukraine has to decide who its real enemies are. Will it continue to believe the lies of its government and US-NATO that have already led to such war, suffering, and economic collapse, or will it believe the actions of its brother nation Russia which is supplying shipment after shipment of humanitarian aid, electricity, coal, and spearheaded not an invasion force, but peace talks in Minsk?
If Ukraine does not change its policies, if it continues to talk and act like an enemy, and acquire weapons systems and create military buildup, Russian citizens may decide that providing fuel for Ukraine is not in their best security interests, except to maintain grid power to nuclear facilities to prevent nuclear accidents.
Russia to Deliver 500 Thousand Tons of Coal Per Month to Ukraine: Official
December 27, 2014
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak stated that Russia is ready to deliver more than one million tons of coal per month to Ukraine in order to reduce the country’s existing energy problems if an additional agreement is signed.
MOSCOW, December 27 (Sputnik) — Russia will supply Ukraine with 500 thousand tons of coal per month and 500 thousand tons more, in case an additional agreement is signed, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said.
“We will deliver 500 thousand tons of coal from Russia and possibly, in case an additional agreement will be reached, another 500 thousand tons, which means we are ready to deliver up to one million tons of coal per month to Ukraine in order to reduce the country’s existing energy problems,” Kozak told Russis 24 TV channel.
Ukraine is currently experiencing problems with power generation due to coal shortages. After a military operation was launched by Kiev forces in mid-April against independence supporters in eastern Ukraine, Kiev lost access to many coal mines located in the region.
Moscow, Kiev Sign Agreement on Electricity Supply to Ukraine: Official
December 27, 2014
Russia and Ukraine have signed an agreement, providing Kiev 9 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, Moscow has started the delivery.
MOSCOW, December 27 (Sputnik) — Moscow and Kiev have signed an agreement on the supply of 9 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity to Ukraine, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said.
He added that Russia has already started the delivery, despite the fact that the terms of the agreement have not been fulfilled yet, and hopes for the subsequent payment.
“In order to reduce the blackouts and other existing problems we [Moscow and Kiev] have held negotiations on the supply of 9 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity to Ukraine. We have signed an agreement, but the terms of the contract are not currently fulfilled… Nevertheless, under the instructions of the Russian president, the decision has been made to carry out such a delivery. Hopefully, the payments will be made in future,” Russia 24 TV channel has quoted Kozak on its website as saying.
In 2013, electricity consumption in Ukraine amounted to nearly 147 billion kilowatt-hours.
Russian deputy prime minister also stated that the electricity will be delivered to Ukraine on favorable terms.
“The supply of electricity is carried out at internal Russian prices, while the prices on Ukraine’s energy market are much higher. We are doing it deliberately, due to the fact that one [power] unit at [Ukraine’s] Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant has broken down,” Kozak said.
Due to the conflict in Ukraine’s eastern regions, Kiev has lost a big part of its coal mines. The country is currently suffering from the lack of fuel for power generation and heating.