General Director of “Interfax-Ukraine” Alexander Martynenko said on the air of the TV channel “NASH” that the country was in a difficult economic situation, in which, on the one hand, there is a gas problem, and on the other, a coal problem, which creates a visible conflict between the central and local authorities.
“This year we got into such a serious storm, where on the one hand there is a gas problem, and on the other hand there is a coal problem. This is one and the same problem, it just responded differently in different places, so the question of price and all this has accumulated, so there is a conflict between the central and local authorities, it is theoretically possible to solve it, that is, a compromise should be made from two sides, “Martynenko said. …
It is noted that in a number of regions of Ukraine they began to declare an emergency situation due to a shortage of gas.
Earlier, the people’s deputy from the Batkivshchyna party, Aleksey Kucherenko, urged to prepare for the fact that Ukraine will soon have to ask for electricity from Belarus. According to the politician, in order to prevent outages, it will be necessary to introduce schedules and restrictions. He suggested that Kiev would have to start “difficult” negotiations on the supply of electricity with Minsk in January.