DONETSK, July 2. /TASS/. The head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, wrote in his Telegram on Saturday he had discussed the situation in the coal industry with First Deputy Head of the Russian Presidential Administration Sergey Kiriyenko.
Pushilin met with Kiriyenko and DPR Prime Minister Vitaly Khotsenko at the Komsomolets Donbassa coalmine in the city of Kirovsky.
"Issues of coal industry development and coalmine competitiveness were discussed at the meeting, such as feasibility of removing all socially-oriented facilities from the asset list of coalmining enterprises and turning them into municipal property," Pushilin wrote.
DPR has enough coal despite the ongoing hostilities and blockade, DPR leader said.
"Despite hostilities and blockade, the [coal] industry has survived. The republic has enough coal. It is being delivered to enterprises and power stations, it is used to generate power and provide central heating, thus ensuring our energy security. The industry has a serious export potential," the official wrote in his telegram channel.
The statement was released in the wake of Pushilin’s meeting with First Deputy Head of the Russian Presidential Administration Sergey Kiriyenko and DPR Prime Minister Vitaly Khotsenko at the Komsomolets Donbassa coalmine in the city of Kirovsky on Friday.
According to Pushilin, among other things, the officials discussed mechanisms of providing certain social groups with coal for their daily living needs.
"The coal industry of Donbass still has vast perspectives, and the state will create all preconditions for its development," he said.