Ukraine’s Energy Mining seeks resumption of cooperation with Russia’s TVEL

MINEX Forum | July 12, 2018
img0 Ukraine’s Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry considers it necessary to resume joint construction of a nuclear fuel plant in the country with Russia’s TVEL. This is discussed in a letter made available to the Kyiv-based Interfax-Ukraine news agency signed by Minister Ihor Nasalyk, which was sent to First Deputy General Director of Rosatom Kirill ...

Ukraine approves 26 large enterprises for privatization in 2018

MINEX Forum | May 12, 2018
img0 The Ukrainian government has approved a list of large enterprises for privatization in 2018. It includes 26 enterprises: five regional electricity supply companies, Centrenergo, Odesa Port-Side Plant, Turboatom, Zaporizhia Titanium and Magnesium Combine, United Mining-Chemical Company and Sumykhimprom. “We are selling them to make investments and enterprises work efficiently. We need to attract qualified advisers ...

Interfax-Ukraine to host press conference ‘Corruption in Coal Industry

MINEX Forum | May 6, 2018
img0 Interfax-Ukraine to host press conference ‘Corruption in Coal Industry and Illegal Pressure of Security Agencies on Miners and Their Independent Trade Unions’. On Monday, May 7, at 12.00, the press center of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency will host a press conference “Corruption in Coal Industry and Illegal Pressure of Security Agencies on Miners and Their ...

Ecological disaster feared in Donbas as Russian-led forces inundate infamous ‘nuclear pit’

MINEX Forum | April 14, 2018
img0 Nearly 40 years ago, something happened in the quiet, unremarkable coal-mining town of Yunokomunarivsk in the central Donbas that made it the subject of urban legends. On Sept. 16, 1979, the Soviet authorities detonated a nuclear bomb inside the “Yuniy Kommunar” (“Young Communard”) coal mine, at a depth of 903 meters, just beneath the town ...

Mining Ukraine: as strikes hit hard what lies ahead for a mega-coal miner?

MINEX Forum | April 12, 2018
img0 Coal miners in Ukraine have once again been on strike, with thousands of state-owned Selidivvugillya’s workers downing tools in protest against unpaid wages. With millions of dollars of wage arrears building up, fears are growing for the sustainability of the coal industry and the thousands it supports. Could this permanently affect coal mining in Ukraine? ...

Ukraine sees almost 1.6-fold rise in coal imports in Jan-March

MINEX Forum | April 6, 2018
img0 Ukraine in January-March 2018 imported 5.746 million tonnes of coal and anthracite (foreign economic activity code 2701), a rise of 57.6% year-over-year. According to the State Fiscal Service, coal was imported for the amount of $760.468 million, which is 33.5% more than in January-March 2017 ($569.631 million). The Russian Federation supplied coal for $472.397 million ...

Ukraine, Denmark sign agreement on further cooperation within energy center

MINEX FORUM | March 2, 2018
img0 Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Ihor Nasalyk and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Ukraine Ruben Madsen signed an agreement on further cooperation in the development and activities of the Ukrainian-Danish Energy Center (UDEC). This was reported by the Governmental portal. “I highly appreciate the support of the Kingdom of Denmark in the ...