Friday, November 5

The Russian Federation has stopped the transit of thermal coal from Kazakhstan to Ukraine.

The block imposed by the Russian Railways which did not permit the passage of cars carrying thermal coal through the Russian Federation. The relevant restriction is imposed only on thermal coal, and does not apply to the supply of coking coal, said the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy, Andriy Gerus, on telegram.

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The Verkhovna Rada passed a law establishing a Credit Guarantee Fund for farmers.

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The newly-elected Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is ready to support Ukraine’s move towards EU membership. The coalition agreement of the new German government contains a clause stating its readiness to support Ukraine’s movement towards membership in the European Union. The agreement reads, “We will work together with the EU and its Member States to further develop the Eastern Partnership and a market economy. It is also noted that the German government will continue to assist Ukraine in restoring its full territorial integrity and sovereignty”.

A senior EBRD delegation is starting a week-long trip to Ukraine to meet with the country’s authorities and private sector companies. The delegation will include Alain Pilloux, the Vice President of Banking and in charge of Bank lending; and Mark Bowman, the Vice President for Policy and Partnerships.  The visit is to reconfirm the EBRD’s support for Ukraine, its reform agenda, and sustainable development. Discussions will focus on the decarbonization of the Ukrainian economy in line with the country’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution, the development of sustainable infrastructure, and the investment