As the RIA News" With reference to the information provided by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, today, during negotiations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation on the transit of Kazakh coal to Ukraine through the territory of Russia, an agreement was reached to increase the permitted transit volume from 120 thousand tons to 140 thousand tons per month.
The decision to impose restrictions on the export of coal and certain types of oil products to Ukraine from Russia came into force on June 1, 2019, and immediately had a negative impact on the coal industry of Kazakhstan, for which Ukraine represents an important market for products.
According to the data provided by Kazakhstan, the losses of coal miners from the restrictions imposed by Russia amounted to $ 11 million per month.
Earlier, the Ministry of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan stated that the introduction of quotas by Russia led to the fact that in the period from July to September of this year, Ukraine did not receive about 340 thousand tons of Kazakh coal.
According to Ukrainian publications, as of September 24, 1,2 million tons of coal were available at Ukrainian TPPs, which is 38% less than last year.
Such a situation, according to Ukrainian experts, could lead to an acute shortage of coal at thermal power plants in the middle of the heating season.