26 Apr 2022 18:27

Ukraine's DTEK intends to oust Russian coal from Europe

KYIV. April 26 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Rinat Akhmetov's energy company DTEK has plans to replace Russian coal in Europe with its own deliveries in the short term, DTEK CEO Maksym Timchenko said in an interview with Ekonomichna Pravda.

"In the short term, we can replace Russian coal. We can be coal suppliers to Europe," he said.

Ukraine has already started supplies of coal to Poland and Slovakia, Timchenko said.

"For example, Poland has already abandoned Russian coal, as a result, we have started small deliveries to Poland and Slovakia," he said, adding that Ukraine can also increase electricity supplies to the EU countries, including from nuclear power plants.