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Ukraine Plans to Import 1500 Megawatts of Electricity From Russia – Energy Minister

Ukraine's Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn
Ukraine’s Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn

Ukraine is planning to import about 1.5 thousand megawatts of electricity from Russia, Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchishin has told the 1+1 TV channel.

“We are at the final stage of import agreements. This will be about an extra 1.5 thousand megawatts,” – Demchishin said.
On Sunday, Ukraine’s Ministry of Fuel and Energy announced that Kiev had approved temporary electricity import from the neighboring countries, including Russia.
Last month Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered the country’s energy ministry to consider buying electricity from Russia in order to save Ukraine’s own resources.
Ukraine is experiencing problems with power generation due to coal shortages. After a military operation was launched by Kiev forces in mid-April against independence supporters in eastern Ukraine, Kiev lost access to many coal mines located in the region.
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