MOSCOW, December 27 (Sputnik) — Russia will supply Ukraine with 500,000 tons of coal per month and 500,000 tons more, in case an additional agreement is signed, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said.
24 November 2014, 15:48 GMT
"We will deliver 500,000 tons of coal from Russia and possibly, in case an additional agreement will be reached, another 500,000 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.