Miner’s trade union leader criticizes importing expensive coal from abroad.

The head of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, MP Mykhailo Volynets notes that coal from the US will cost UAH 3,150 (about $120) per tonne,  while Ukrainian mines sell coal at UAH 1,650 per tonne.  “State mines are reducing coal mining, and the country is covering its deficit through imports at UAH 3,150 per tonne,” he said.