The Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC, Prime Minister of the Opposition government Borys Kolesnikov, considers that the government’s decision to purchase imported coal instead of supporting the domestic coal industry is stupid. He said this during his working visit to the Kryvyi Rih heat power plant in the Dnepropetrovsk region.
“Instead of earning a currency on the export of electricity, we spend it on the purchase of imported coals and pay for the work of foreign miners. There cannot be more ridiculous. It’s bad enough we do not buy domestic coal and have arranged a blockade for ourselves, people do not receive a salary, the economy receives less coal,” the Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC noted.
According to Borys Kolesnikov, in 10-15 nearest years, Ukrainian coal will remain the guarantee of Ukraine’s energy independence.
“The more we produce, the more salaries will be paid for our work collectives, as well as employees. The tax will be higher, from which the Pension Fund will be filled,” the Prime Minister of the Opposition Government noted.
In addition, according to Borys Kolesnikov, the ways of development of the Ukrainian energy sector lie also in the plane of its modernization. “Energy security depends not only on how much electricity we produce, but on how much we consume it. Today, Ukraine’s economy is the most energy-intensive in Europe, and the country’s GDP is the lowest. In terms of energy security of Ukraine, energy saving comes out on top. Modernization is necessary,” the opposition premier stressed.
According to Borys Kolesnikov, in 15-17 years the economy of Ukraine will keep on renewable sources of electricity.
At the same time, the Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC reminded that in connection with the energy blockade of the Donbass, Ukraine’s economy was losing billions of dollars.
“The miners are on strike, there is nothing to pay salaries to them, and we all lined up to meet the ship with coal. Greater idiocy is difficult to meet in life,” Borys Kolesnikov stressed.