WARSAW, September 27 — PRIME. Deliveries of coal from Ukraine to Poland will begin within a week, said the head of the Office of the Polish Prime Minister Michal Dvorczyk.
“As part of the first step, Ukraine allocated 100,000 tons of coal for Poland. The first transports with Ukrainian coal should reach Poland within a week,” he told Polish Radio.
According to him, further volumes will still be discussed, but Warsaw hopes for an increase in supplies.
Dvorchik noted that the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers was required to send the first hundred thousand tons of coal, since Ukraine has a ban on the export of this energy resource.
Zero quota for coal supplies from Ukraine (except for coking coal) has been in effect since mid-June. The measure is aimed at preparing for the heating season. At the same time, in September, the Ukrainian government adopted changes to the list of quota goods, allowing the export of 100,000 tons of coal to Poland.
Poland in April this year 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.