Irreversible loss of another tool of energy blackmailing for Russia - Poroshenko on arrival of coal to Ukraine from U.S.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the arrival of the first batch of steam coal from the U.S. to Odesa port, noting that this fact is evidence of mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries and an important contribution to the energy security of Ukraine.
"As agreed with President Trump, first American coal has reached Ukraine. It is a significant contribution to our energy security and a vivid proof of mutually beneficial strategic cooperation between our two nations. While it continues to steal Ukrainian coal from Ukrainian Donbas, Russia has lost yet another tool for its energy blackmailing," Poroshenko wrote on Facebook on Wednesday morning.
As reported, the vessel Ocean Ambitious on September 13 at 2:15 p.m. moored to the reloading complex of the state-run enterprise Yuzhny port (Odesa region) delivering 62,000 tonnes of steam coal from the U.S. for public joint-stock company Centrenergo on board. The press service of the state enterprise said stevedores plan to unload the imported cargo in three days.