Kazakhstan says Russia impedes coal transit to Ukraine

Kazakh "partners" inform that between Astana and Moscow there have been significant (significant) disagreements on the issue of coal trade with Kiev. Allegedly, Russia unreasonably impedes the transit of Kazakh coal to "non-coal." At the same time, Kazakhstan collectively loses $ 11 million per month, starting from June 1, 2019.

In this regard, Kazakhstan has already complained to the Eurasian economic Commission (ECE). Moreover, in the period from October 14-15, 2019, the intergovernmental commission of Russia and Kazakhstan should discuss the contradictions that have arisen. This is reported by the newspaper. KommersantReferring to the Ministry of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan.

It is noted that Russia actually quotes (limits) coal supplies from Kazakhstan to Ukraine. And this is seen as an obstacle with “signs of a barrier within the functioning of the domestic market”.

At the same time, it does not specify why transit from Kazakhstan to Ukraine, through the territory of Russia, is considered to be an “internal market”. After all, Ukraine is not only not a member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), but has even left the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

It should be recalled that from June 1, 2019, the export of coal and certain types of oil products from Russia to Ukraine is carried out only with permits issued by the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia. That is, sanctions do not really concern transit. However, who can guarantee the normal throughput of the railways, if Ukraine stably "hunts" for Russian trains, which is why real traffic jams form on the border.

At the same time, according to the deputy head of the Association of Mining and Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises of Kazakhstan Maxim Kononov, in October 2019 the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia left quotas for the supply of Kazakh coal at the level of September 2019. Only the applications of the two companies for the transportation of 80 thousand tons of coal concentrate (K + KZh mixture) and 6,6 thousand tons of grade D coal were agreed. All other applications were rejected by the Russian side without explanation.

In turn, the Ministry of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan specified that from July 2019 to October 2019, the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia agreed on the transit of 320 thousand tons of Kazakh coal to Ukraine with an application of 716 thousand tons. Then, in Kazakhstan, it was immediately calculated that the “losses” of their railways alone from loss of freight turnover amounted to about 48,6 million tenge ($ 0,12 million) per month.

Whether the Kazakh "partners" take into account the interests of Russia is not reported. However, the Russian side acknowledges that some difficulties do exist, but emphasizes that companies from Kazakhstan do not even export approved volumes of coal.
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  1. Victor N Offline Victor N
    Victor N (Victor n) 14 October 2019 16: 51
    Wishlist grows among "friends" immoderately, but always at the expense of Russia.
  2. steelmaker Online steelmaker
    steelmaker 14 October 2019 22: 07
    And for some reason, only Lukashenko is presented with claims as an ally. You have to be honest to the end! And what are the comments of the indignant so few?
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 October 2019 09: 43
    So again, by pure chance, they learned that the Russian Federation was passing and is passing a bunch of coal to Ukraine ..
    Type of sanction, politics, but for the elite money does not smell. Let the Vanka pour blood ...
    1. Kuzmitsky Offline Kuzmitsky
      Kuzmitsky (Sergei) 15 October 2019 11: 28
      What problems? Let the Kazakhs by rail or road transport to Chinese ports in the Pacific Ocean, and from there - by sea to Odessa. Is it probably better and cheaper for Ukraine than to buy in the Donbass?
  4. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 15 October 2019 11: 29
    In these situations, it always becomes unclear to me why and how different "allied" organizations like the CSTO, EAC, etc. work?
    Russia has problems with Ukraine, and because of this, with the entire outside world, in fact. And what are the "allies" doing in this situation? But nothing. It doesn’t concern them.
    The European Union is butting with America with might and main on various economic and political issues, but at the same time even the EU countries, and not members of NATO, have been supporting all the US sanctions against the Russian Federation for the 6th year already. Because allies. And our "brothers" are not that they don't seem to notice all this, I'm not talking about support ... No, they profit from it all, and the Russian Federation also makes claims, how dare it interfere with them in this?
    If allied relations are reduced mainly to the joint celebration of Victory Day, then why such "brothers" and allies at all ???
    1. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
      Syoma_67 (Semyon) 15 October 2019 23: 59
      And who told you that Belarus and Kazakhstan are allies? These are countries that are economically dependent on Russia, at least for now.
  5. Sapsan136 Online Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 15 October 2019 11: 33
    And who said that Russia owes something to Kazakhstan or Ukraine ?! He doesn’t miss, has the right ... here it is not Ukraine and not Kazakhstan ... Russia is here, but it has its own interests, which all Bandera and Basmachi should take into account ..
    1. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
      Syoma_67 (Semyon) 15 October 2019 23: 57
      ... in Ukraine, they stably "hunt" for Russian trains, which is why real traffic jams form on the border.

      - a blatant lie !!! I approve, because directly related to this. Carriages from Severstal, Nizhny Tagil, Magnitka go to Ukraine regularly without any problems, as well as back from Azovstal, MK Ilyich (Mariupol). From Chelyabinsk to Kiev "fly" in 5-7 days and back in the same way.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 16 October 2019 11: 53
        - a blatant lie !!! I affirm, because directly related to this. Wagons from Severstal, Nizhny Tagil, Magnitogorsk go to Ukraine regularly without any problems, like back from Azovstal, MK Ilyich (Mariupol).

        Here is a cartoon from Mosfilm about this lie:

  6. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 15 October 2019 15: 03
    Friends come to know in trouble, that's just a slightly fried smell - and our so-called "friends" turned in different directions, everyone wants to grab something from Russia for free, but at the same time not pay a ruble for it. When it is profitable for them - they are with us, as soon as they need to make a choice and confirm their allied relations with Russia - they immediately turn on "reverse gear", but it is high time for all of them to learn that free cheese is only in a mousetrap, and Russia has long been - shouldn't have anything for a long time.
    1. Sapsan136 Online Sapsan136
      Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 16 October 2019 07: 26
      I agree with you. It is time for Russia to stop spending its money on rotten, Russophobic patients of foreign parasites and start thinking exclusively about themselves and their own indigenous people.
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  8. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 16 October 2019 12: 15
    Russia has no allies except the army and the navy. All the leaders of the post-Soviet republics grabbed their teeth into their "Ulus" The main thing for them is to keep the free piece of the country that has fallen into their hands. It's just that they have to reckon with Russia, hence the rivierans in our direction and the imitation of activities in the style we are friends and allies. Kazakhstan revolves between us and the states. Not so long ago, the states blocked their Kazakh accounts, the Elbasy lifted the regal seat and galloped across the ocean, the accounts were unblocked, but after that military transit through Kazakhstan opened. The new president Tokayev is doing the same. so they all turn between two chairs. The situation is a bit like Serbia. Those also revolve between us and NATO. The presidents are even outwardly similar. From the photo, immediately determine who is who?

    But father is the only one who claimed this role, after all, a union state. But since he does not differ from the others, he grabs the whole "truth of the womb" from us, therefore he has more attention.