The Ministry of economical development and trade denies the information about granting licenses to export anthracite coal to a company registered in the Lugansk People’s Republic.
“Some mass media have published information that Ukraine exports anthracite coal from uncontrolled territories with the consent of the ministry. This information is contrary to the facts”, said the ministry in its statement.
“In 2016 the ministry received no request to license exports of anthracite coal and gave no license to export this type of coal. The matter of the illegal exports of anthracite from uncontrolled territories should be dealt with by law-enforcing services”, the ministry added. (Ukrainian metal)