Klymenko told how do the power and oligarchs earn on coal from Donbas
All the discussions about the energetic state of emergency and switching off the electricity in Ukraine are related to the fight for cash flows in coal business. It was stated by Oleksandr Klymenko – the leader of the “Uspishna Kraina” party – on his Facebook page commenting the events around the blockade of coal supply from the uncontrolled territories of Donbas.
“First and foremost, I would like to assure everyone: there is no problem. At the same time, there is no need to raise electricity price in spring. The problem is only in desire of the authorities to fill up the pockets for energy, as well as other’s desire to get profit”, – the politician wrote.
Klymenko reminded that nowadays, the price for coal is created as if it is from Rotterdam. The same situation is related to a gas as if it is European.
It was stated by the power in order not to speak directly: coal is taken from Donbas, gas – from Russia. Although the first and the second – are the facts… In fact, there is no coal from Rotterdam”, – he explained.
The politician did some calculations. According to it, the power and its oligarchs earn USD 32 per each ton of anthracite that comes from Donbas. Klymenko emphasizes that nowadays, the cost of coal in Ukraine must be reduced. Accordingly, the cost of electricity for the population should be decreased too. However, instead, the government states that it is necessary to raise electricity tariffs by 60%.
“The reasons for this are the following: the average price of fictitious coal in real Rotterdam has increased by USD 90, i.e. the same 60%”, – the politician illustrated.
At the same time, the leader of the “Uspishna Kraina” added that the only purpose of the forces that are blocking coal supply from the uncontrolled territories of Donbas – is to get share of coal business.
“Speaking of Groysman and his government, Semenchenko and his supporters, “bloody anthracite from Donbas” and the coal from Rotterdam, I want to recall the famous quote: “The more they talk about patriotism, the more they want to steal”. This is the leitmotif of the current history of the so-called energetic state of emergency and all course of events that take place during the last three years”, – the politician summed up.
Link to source: Oleksandr Klymenko official Facebook Page