Disinfo: The West demands Ukraine stops coal mining

Summary

The Government of the United Kingdom demanded that Ukraine completely stops mining coal and using it to generate electricity. The Acting Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Olha Buslavets spoke about this.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukrainian statehood.

The Acting Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Olha Buslavets has commented on an offer to join to Powering Past Coal Alliance:

The United Kingdom has invited [us] to join the Coal-Free Alliance (Powering Past Coal Alliance), which will attract financial resources to reform the coal industry,

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Ukraine is not controlled by any foreign government or organisation: not the USA, IMF, NATO, the West, or George Soros. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian statehood

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