President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated this at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) on Thursday, February 16, the president’s press service reports.
“I am pleased to inform that we have increased the share of nuclear energy in the overall energy balance. From 47% we are rapidly approaching 60%. This is millions of tons of coal Ukraine no longer needs,” he said.
President Poroshenko welcomed the development of projects on modernization of generating capacities that use anthracite coal and transfer to the coal of the gas group.
“It goes about a significant increase in the coefficient of efficiency and operation with any types of fuel. This work must be started immediately despite the fact that it will take 2-3 years,” the President said.
In addition, President Poroshenko informed about his agreements with Polish and Chinese partners regarding the modernization of Ukrainian energy companies.
“We have discussed the attraction of credit resources with my Polish colleagues and the opportunity of redirecting Chinese loans with President of China Xi Jinping. There are all necessary positions for that,” Petro Poroshenko said.