Turkey’s foreign minister: Turkish opposition likely to attempt coup in KyrgyzstanWorld July 25, 20:36
International Handball Federation set to retest all of Russian women’s team playersSport July 25, 20:19
FINA to retest all doping samples from 2015 World Aquatics Championship in RussiaSport July 25, 20:08
Swimmer Efimova to challenge her ban from 2016 Olympics at CAS — coachSport July 25, 19:51
Russian minister calls on IAAS president to allow clean Russian athletes compete at RioSport July 25, 19:35
Ukraine’s foreign ministry issues note of protest over Medvedev’s trip to CrimeaWorld July 25, 19:24
Russian Olympic Committee approves establishment of public anti-doping commissionSport July 25, 18:58
FINA confirms ban on Russian titled swimmer Efimova from 2016 OlympicsSport July 25, 18:37
Russian Olympics chief: IOC came under strong political pressureSport July 25, 18:25
However, he said the decision would depend on the new Ukrainian government’s policy.
“Let’s wait for forming the coalition, the new government and the new energy strategy in order to understand if there is the direction towards diversification or not,” Zinevich said.
Ukraine can buy the necessary amount of Russian coal. But it does not do it for political motives, he said.“I answer - yes, we can. We can buy all in Russia. If we need a diversified source, this is the political question,” Zinevich said.
Commenting on the essence of the authorities’ claims to Ukrinterenergo due to the deal on South African coal supplies to Ukraine, he said Kiev could not do this on its own, without a trader, because “first of all, it is not real to receive 80% financial support on the market today”.
“A loan of at least $38 million was taken to organize the purchases,” Zinevich said.
Coal supplied to Ukraine from South Africa costs $86 per ton. The final price of coal after its delivery to a thermal power plant reaches $110-$112. Steel Mont Trading provides 80% financial support. Three vessels of coal have arrived and as many vessels are expected to make the harbour. However, the price can change.
On November 4 the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council raised the question of transparency of the deal. The Prosecutor General’s Office instituted criminal proceedings on embezzlement. On Monday, November 10, Zinevich and Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yuri Prodan were summoned for questioning.