Through the blockade of
temporarily uncontrolled territories of Ukraine that caused an artificial
shortage of anthracite coal, being the material for the production of one third
electricity volumes in the country, the Government adopted a decision to
introduce temporary emergency measures on the electricity market. The
corresponding decision was approved today by the Cabinet of Ministers of
In thermal power plants, for which anthracite coal is
essential in energy production, there will be launched special measures to
economize the raw materials. That is, the Ukrainian thermal power plants are
switching to energy-saving mode. As a result the workload will increase at the
nuclear power stations and thermal power plants that use a different group of
introduction of emergency measures on the electricity market does not mean
automatic electricity and heat cutoffs for the population. The Government will
spare no effort to minimize any negative consequences for Ukrainian citizens.
Rotating power cuts in Ukrainian houses are possible in extreme cases and the
Government will inform the population about that in advance.
Ukrainian Government counts on the national consciousness of the initiators of
the so-called "coal blockade", on their understanding of the
consequences of such actions. As further blocking of railway networks poses
serious economic and social threats to Ukraine.
not only coal mining companies located in the temporarily uncontrolled
territories of Ukraine, but steel companies as well that pay into the State
budget of the country significant amount of taxes, being the source of wages
and pensions. Stoppage of Ukrainian iron and steel works would entail
considerable reduction of foreign currency flows into the country and jeopardize
the stability of the Ukrainian currency.
in the case of stopping the thermal power plants through an artificially
created shortage of anthracite coal hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian families
would be without heat and electricity in the middle of winter. Through the
de-energizing of water providing companies towns would appear in a state of
humanitarian catastrophe. If the pipes with water in them freeze, they will
break so it would be necessary to replace the entire water supply system on the
conditions of military aggression of the Russian Federation, creating
additional stressful situations for people is unacceptable. Therefore, the
Government that works primarily in the interests of Ukrainian citizens to
ensure their homes provided with heat and electricity, once again appeals to
the initiators of the blockade with the demand to act with good sense and think
about the economic and social consequences of such actions for Ukraine.