Ukraine increases coal purchasing from Russia despite the public anti-Russian mood of the high-rank officials.
In January-June Russia accounted for 63% of coal supplies to Ukraine, the largest volume in the past 4 years.
The share of coal in the overall imports reached 6%, while Ukraine has 4% of the world coal reserves.
This year Ukraine intends to import 2 million tons of coal from Russia, up by 25% YoY and 2-fold than in 2016.
So far Ukraine has already spent $1.5 billion on coal purchases this year. (Ukrainian metal)