WARSAW, 3 sen — PRIME. Poland is not experiencing problems with the purchase of coal, but is facing difficulties in importing this energy resource into the country, said Yaroslav Kaczynski, chairman of the ruling Law and Justice party.
“We are not fighting for a purchase, because the purchase is not a problem, but for the fact that this (coal – ed.) can be brought,” he said during a speech broadcast by Polish television.
According to the politician, Warsaw is considering various ways, in particular, it plans to import coal through Latvian ports and Belarus. Kaczynski stressed that a lot of raw materials could be brought to Lithuanian ports, but the wagons would be blocked. The Polish prime minister recently discussed this issue with his Latvian counterpart and asked to take measures to solve the problem, the head of the party added. According to him, the wagons could go through Belarus, “because Belarus agrees to bring this coal to Poland.”
“And this is the most convenient for us, since most of the devices for sorting coal are located on our eastern border, because coal came from Russia there,” Kaczynski said.
Poland has imposed an embargo on the import of coal from Russia as part of European sanctions. The ban applies to both public and private companies. As a result, the country faced a shortage of this energy resource and a sharp increase in its cost: a ton of coal from private suppliers rose to $640.