DONETSK, December 5. /TASS/. The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) is ready to sell coal to Ukraine, but only on the prepayment basis, the republic’s head Alexander Zakharchenko told reporters on Friday.
“First money — then coal,” he said. Without prepayments, DPR will not give the product to Kiev, he said. “We are not a Mother Teresa foundation.”
Besides, he said the Ukrainian side had approached the republic about it. “Ukraine’s representatives have been here. But one condition is a must: first money, then the coal is loaded. But Ukraine, unfortunately, does not have money even to buy coal,” the republic’s head said.