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Ukraine will buy more expensive American coal – Poroshenko/Trump meeting

June 20th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –  Politnavigator –  By Inessa Sinchougova On June 20th, President Donald Trump met at the White House with Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko discussed with the US President the possibility of buying American coal from Pennsylvania instead of Donbass coal, its traditional supplier of energy needs.  Similarly, they discussed cooperation in […]

Ukraine will buy US coal to spite Donbass economy

May 30th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –  Antifashist – translated by Inessa Sinchougova  The Ukraine has finally settled on an “ethnically-correct” fuel for its thermal power plants. Australian, African and even Georgian coal has recently been brought up as an alternative to Donetsk anthracite, but neither suited the consumer. Georgian fuel was almost $ 100 per […]

Eurovision by candlelight? Ukraine on the brink of energy catastrophe

April 19, 2017 – Fort Russ –  By Eduard Popov – translated by J. Arnoldski –  On April 19th, Ukraine’s Ministry of Energy and Coal submitted a document to the country’s government on banning coal imports from the Russian Federation, the ministry’s head, Igor Nasalik, has announced. According to Nasalik, “the ban concerns importing the […]

Lugansk People’s Republic News Round-Up: April 2nd-8th

April 8, 2017 – Fort Russ –  The Editorial Board of Cossack Herald – c.e. by J. Arnoldski – Foreword from J. Arnoldski: Fort Russ is proud to present the first installment of our new weekly series made possible by cooperation with the editorial board of Cossack Herald newspaper, part of the Cossack Media Group […]

Donbass blockade to cost Kiev 3.3 billion € in lost revenue; Donetsk coal is now rolling to Russia

March 22, 2017 – Fort Russ News – – Sputnik France, translated by Tom Winter – Armed Donetsk miner. Illustration from Russia Forever (Rosiya na vsegda) Shipments of coal to Russia have begun, Alexander Zakharchenko, President of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk, told reporters. This, following on the heels of the commercial blockade of Donbass organized […]

Ukrainian politician wants to severely punish organizers of the Donbass blockade

February 28, 2017 – Fort Russ NewsRiaNovosti – Translation by James Harmon Deputy Minister of Ukraine for the DNR and LNR territories Georgi Tuka believes that the organizers of the trade embargo of Donbass should be punished. “Those people who are now blocking railway transport, I would divide into three categories. The first category, those who organized […]

Zakharchenko: March 1st we say Goodbye to Ukraine!

February 28th, 2017 – Fort Russ NewsPolitNavigator – Translated by James Harmon The DNR and LNR have not received an official response yet from Ukraine in regards to their objection towards the announcement to nationalize Ukrainian industry. “You journalists ask how to respond to Ukraine? I think with panic. The day of March first will be when we […]

Donbass gives Kiev ultimatum: lift blockade or suffer blackouts

February 27, 2017 – Fort Russ News –  RusVesna – translated by J. Arnoldski The Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics promise to stop coal deliveries to Ukraine if the railway blockade is not lifted. This has been announced in a joint statement by the head of the LPR, Igor Plotnitsky, and DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko. […]

Ukraine’s economy on brink of collapse due to blockade of coal

Feburary 22, 2017 – Fort Russ News – – RIA Novosti – Translation by James Harmon Ukrainian industry is falling apart because of the blockade of the Donbass coal supply, and the crisis in the steel industry will affect the whole economy of the country, writes the Ukrainian edition of “Vesti”. The decline in production will provoke unpredictable […]