Pushilin suggested that Europe buys Donbass coal through intermediaries

Mine “Kalinowski-East” in the Donetsk region. Archive photo

DNR does not exclude the possibility that Europe via intermediaries buy coal from the Donbass, said the head of the Republic Denis Pushilin.

“A number of European countries, given the fact that they have maneuvered themselves into a complicated situation with their attitude to Russian gas, even more interested in our corner. Keep track of the end customer it is difficult for us,” said Pushilin, the TV channel “Russia 24”.

European countries amid record-high prices for electricity and gas going back to the use of coal and fuel oil to generate electricity. In particular, Germany’s Uniper said that since the end of August starts backing coal-fired power plants to ensure sufficient power in Germany in the winter.