Ukraine plans to increase coal production to 90 million tons a year by 2015, President Viktor Yanukovych said on Saturday.
"The government has developed a new program... to drastically modernize the industry and upgrade the existing coal mines," he said.
In 2009, Ukraine produced about 70 million tons of coal.
The president stressed that the coal industry is a key component of the state's energy security.
KIEV, August 28 (RIA Novosti)