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Arseniy Yatsenyuk claims personal responsibility of the Minister for failure to properly use the allocated funds
14.09.2015 | 16:15

"The Ministry of Energy disrupted the implementation of a number of points of the order concerning the preparation for the autumn-winter period," Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated on Monday, September 14, prior to trainings in case of emergency situations in the power system of SE NPC Ukrenergo.

The Prime Minister informed that he held a meeting of the energy staff on preparation for the autumn-winter period.

He stressed that first of all this is about the accumulation of coal resources at stations: "The Government has allocated UAH 2 billion of resources and an additional billion from the state company Energorynok (Energy market - ed.) to accumulate coal in storage facilities. These funds were not used. And I put it on the personal responsibility of the Minister of Energy."

Arseniy Yatsenyuk underlined: "The Government’s directive should be executed immediately. By the end of the month basic figures regarding the coal accumulation in storage facilities should comply with the schedule."

This issue also concerns those state-owned enterprises that generate electricity and that must ensure the stability and sustainability of the Ukrainian electricity system," the Prime Minister underlined.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk pointed out that this week he would receive an independent report, "that is happening in the energy sector and which further steps to be taken": "I am not just concerned about the situation in the energy sector, especially in the electrical - I demand to take urgent actions by the Ministry and state-owned companies in order to ensure energy supply stability, both to industry and citizens of the country."

He also informed that today Ukrenergo as the main control point of the country, will host trainings on how to act in case of emergency situations in the power system, "The company has developed a number of energy supply plans, including in case of an emergency."

These plans, according to the Head of the Government, were developed with the support of leading experts sent by the governments of member states of the European Union, Canada and the United States.


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