Ukraine has lived for over 600 days without Russian gas, while state energy companies are not buying Russian coal, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced during A Question Time for the Government at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
According to him, the Government makes every effort to invigorate the economy and diversify export markets as well as sources of import, in particular in the energy sector.
"For a year and a half we have reduced the consumption of anthracite coal, switched over to our domestic gas, engaged in modernization of mining of fossil fuels. And you are well aware that state-owned companies do not buy coal from Russia", the Prime Minister said.
He underlined that the Government stands committed to abandon any kind of dependency, and for this purpose embarked on development of the domestic production of energy carriers, inter alia coal and gas.