The Ukrainian Government
expresses commitment to increase the production of coal in Ukraine,
hence it requires full compliance with the safety requirements to miners’ work.
This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during A Question
Time for the Government at the Verkhovna Rada.
Groysman reminded that there had been endorsed the National Strategy for the
Development of Coal Industry which comprises the solutions to the most urgent
problems. "However, we consider it is significant to hold discussions in
Parliament, to determine the amount of funding necessary, what priorities to
set," the Head of Government stressed, “I assure you we are eager to boost the extraction
of domestic coal. Coal imports disrupt the balance of international
trade. But the topmost condition is the safety of miners. And in this issue I stand
ready to find the right decision within the Parliament. "