10 Aug 2022 11:12

First 39 train cars of gas coal arrive in Ukraine as humanitarian aid from Australia

MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - PJSC Centerenergo has received the first 39 train cars of gas coal as humanitarian aid from Australia, the Ukrainian media said on Tuesday with the reference to the Ukrainian Energy Ministry's press service.

In all, 79,000 tonnes of coal will be supplied to Ukraine as humanitarian aid from the Australian government, it said.

"We are grateful to the government of Australia for its support and input in the steady energy supply in Ukraine during this heating season," Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said.

He also thanked Polish partners for helping with logistics during the supply of Australian coal amid the blocking of Ukrainian ports.

According to Halushchenko, preparations for the fall/winter season are going to plan, and the accumulation of coal reserves is continuing on schedule.

As reported earlier, Ukrainian thermal power plants, as well as heating and power plants amassed 1.83 million tonnes of coal out of 2.5 million tonnes planned at the beginning of August.

In January-June 2022, Ukraine imported $1,021.476 million worth of coal, including $100.235 million worth of coal from Australia.