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Ukraine Demands Free Coal from Poland Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 01:55 am

The Kiev government of the Ukraine is demanding that Poland provide free coal to its citizens for the upcoming winter, but Warsaw is refusing to do so.

Russia Today reports that, "Now that Ukraine wants to receive Polish coal, and not Russian gas, free of charge, the Kremlin said it is surprised at Warsaw’s inconsistency towards Ukraine’s energy crisis."

Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, is quoted as saying that, “Our Polish partners have reacted in such a lively way to news of Ukraine wanting to get Polish coal almost free of charge.”

According to RT, "On Thursday, Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Pehochinsky expressed disappointment that Ukraine hasn’t yet paid for 100,000 tons of Polish coal. Poland said it will provide Ukraine with coal as it faces an energy pinch in the lead up to winter. Poland has 10 million tons of unsold coal, which Warsaw blames on a flood of Russian imports."

Polish coal exporters are not pleased that the Ukraine is refusing to pay off its prior debts to them.

To read the entire article from Russia Today, link here:

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