Operation Legalization; Medvedchuk and To sell Ukraine coal

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Operation "Legalization". As Medvedchuk and To "sell" Ukraine coal

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 17:10

Under the guise of coal from South Africa people close to Viktor Medvedchuk, sell anthracite coal from the occupied Donbass
Ukraine because of the conflict in the Donbas for the second year suffered from a lack of coal. The fact that the occupied territories are mainly mines anthracite mining, which employs the Ukrainian thermal power plants.
Last year, the Ukrainian government covers the shortage of coal through imports from Russia and South Africa.
This year, the Cabinet was forced to buy coal abroad. At the beginning of the heating season, Minister of energy Demchishin said that Ukraine will buy coal from Africa at a price of $80 per ton.
However, the investigation of "the Ukrainian truth" has shown that instead of African Ukrainian thermal power plants are likely to get our coal mines, which are on an uncontrolled territory.
Moreover – on the supply side there are people close to Viktor Medvedchuk, who participated in the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine to resolve the conflict in the Donbas.
The Ukrainian energy sector – traditionally corrupt sector of the economy, scheme which provided a windfall of more than one businessman.
Armed conflict in the Donbass contributed to the emergence of new corrupt deals. First of all we are talking about the smuggling of oil products and coal from uncontrolled territories.
The Ukrainian authorities, despite numerous requests from civic activists and media publications, is closing in such a situation the eye. Perhaps because that is the beneficiary of most of the schemes. One of them we will tell.
In 2014, the military conflict 88 coal mines were in uncontrolled territory of Donbass. Through this domestic thermal power plants for the first years of independence faced a shortage of coal, and the population stood under the threat of rolling blackouts. To prevent this, the government in the summer of 2014 decided to buy coal in South Africa.
In August 2014 the state enterprise "Ukrinterenergo" have signed an agreement with British Steel Mont Trading on the supply of 250 thousand tonnes of South African coal. Subsequently, the General Prosecutor's office accused the leadership of state-owned companies is that the low quality coal being purchased at inflated (by $10-15 per tonne) prices and does not burn in the Ukrainian stations.
The supply for some time ceased, and the place of the Steel Mont tried to take unknown coal suppliers from Russia. In the fall of 2014 the Cyprus Neocar Contracts Limited іSpolina Enterpises Limited and Hong Kong Arida Global Limited attempted to enter into with the state "Centrenergo" contracts for the supply of Russian coal at a price of $86-87 / tonne, with calorific value of 6,300 kcal/kg.

Reference: "Centrenergo" is the operator of vuglegirska, zmiivska and Trypilska thermal power plants, total capacity of 7 550 MW.
Then two of the interlocutor of "the Ukrainian truth" on condition of anonymity, said that the company's interests were represented by Sergei kuzyara, a former adviser to the Minister of energy and coal industry Eduard Stavitsky. Kuzyara last year confirmed that indeed helps to non-resident companies to agree to supply coal.
In the end, the problem of rolling blackouts Ukraine, concluded with the Russians an agreement to import electricity. The contract with the state enterprise signed only Hong Kong Arida.
Coal from the zone ATO
The purchase of coal from Africans or the Russians – not the only way to solve the problem of providing Ukrainian thermal power plants anthracite.
It is also possible to take out from the occupied territories of Donbass. Subject to successful negotiations, this coal would bypass Ukraine is much cheaper than Russian or African.
However, the Ukrainian government was in the position that to buy coal from separatists is a bad idea, Ukrainian officials over the past year has made many statements about the inadmissibility of cooperation with separatists. However before the heating season of 2015-2016, the government began to recognize that without the supply from the occupied Donbass will not do.
Shipments of anthracite from the "DND" and "LNB" is not a secret, this is recognized by the Minister of energy and coal industry Volodymyr Demchyshyn. But it still remains unknown how the import of coal from the occupied territories and who are behind this.
In autumn the leadership of the unified state generating company to a parliamentary inquiry, Victoria Wojcicki said that currently more than 10 companies supply of coal from uncontrolled territories.

But the company avoided any details about how happen the supply of coal and at what price a public company buys it.
"Centrenergo" has not responded with specifics, and at the request of "the Ukrainian truth". The only thing we managed to learn that last year the company purchased 4.5 million tons of coal, 37% of which was from circasemiseptan territories. The company also announced that purchases of the Russian and South African coal.
This mystery was not groundless.
Mysterious coal
In November last year in connection with the correspondent of "Ukrainian truth" came out the employee of the fuel zmiivska TPP, part of the "Tsentrenergo", who wished not to give his name. The man reported that the power plant started to get cars of coal in General without any supporting documentation.
According to him, the company's management avoided answering questions where coal. "We are not saying that it's for coal. The quality and caloric content it is very high quality, so even more strange, why the supplies are incognito," he said.
Only two weeks of TES received the documents about the origin of the fuel. However, they caused even more questions.
A key member of the transaction was the company Arida Global Limited, registered in Hong Kong, which previously supplied coal to PJSC "Centrenergo".
But this time, according to the Declaration of November 14, 2015, a copy of which is available to "Ukrainian truth", 76 thousand tons of coal she bought in South Africa, brought from the Black sea, after which the bulk carrier went into the Ukrainian ports, and in Russian.

Out by rail the goods were delivered to the border with Ukraine to the border crossing Nightingale-the poplars", where it has acquired SE "vital-press". Then the state-owned company resold it "Centrenergo", which in turn brought the coal to the power station.
This version surprised not only employees, but also all of the respondents "Ukrainian truth" traders and market participants.
First, it is not clear why to carry coal through growth if the boat in the Black sea and could go to the Ukrainian port "South", saving thousands of kilometers?
"If a bulk carrier with imported goods came to a Russian port on the Black sea, it would be a sensation the world level, but I never heard anything like it," – said General Director of group of companies TIS Andrey Stavnitser, to which the correspondent of "Ukrainian truth" asked for expert review.
"The fact that the only JNI port that can accept a vessel with such a tonazha is Novorossiysk, but it is fully working for export and import did not even dream" – said Stavnitser.
Surprised and DTEK of Rinat Akhmetov "is Specified in the query route: through the Black sea to Russia – has a long logistical shoulder, which will lead to additional costs of time and money. In addition, there are serious infrastructure constraints in Russian ports of the Black sea".
Secondly, according to the documents, 76 thousand tons of coal was transported from South Africa with one boat.
Boat specified MV MBA MOONRAY is a bulk carrier primarily used for transporting grain. This ship can carry a maximum of 57 thousand tons of cargo.
Also "Ukrainian truth" found out where the boat was in the last six months. The report does not appear the Russian ports. So, at the end of October, when the boat, according to the calculations, would have to move to Europe, he cruised off the coast of Ghana.
Also managed to "catch" the leadership of the TES – the question of the correspondent "Ukrainian truth", was delivered to Zmiivska TPP of African coal station Director Igor Babenko said, "No." Then immediately hung up.

The worker power that pojidaev on the coal of unknown origin, added that its calorie content is much higher, and the ash content of the fuel from South Africa, but could not give exact figures, because I do not have access to laboratory data of the input control.
"Just the temperature plancast ash little low for Africans. If I were asked, I would say that know that coal is our anthracite.
The trader is an active market participant, who wished not to reveal his name also confirmed the hollowness of the transaction.
"Russian ports on the Black sea does not accept the import, the source said. – They will tell you that it is not clearing coal, and unload directly into the sea on barges, but this is nonsense – it is a coal from the Donbass. It gets across Russia under the guise of the African, because it is possible to fix the price in dollars, and even to increase it by something complicated logistics."
According to him, the standard scheme of "legalizing" the Donbass coal looks like the fuel is delivered to the station Gukovo in Russia, and from there it is sent to switch the Nightingale-the poplars in the Kharkiv region, as seen on the map.
"Ukrzaliznytsya" to the request of UE did not give the exact route of the trains that would carry coal from the mines in the uncontrolled territories.
However, two of the interlocutor of "the Ukrainian truth" worker "Donetsk railway" and the Manager of the energy company" has assured that coal is sent with GP "donbassantratsit" SE "Luganskemal", which are on occupied territory.

So, the Ukrainian energy SOEs likely buy coal from ATO zone through a Russian intermediary, disguising it under the contracts for the supply of South African anthracite.
At the same time, the Ministry of energy and coal industry in response to the request of "the Ukrainian truth" claims that power companies are buying coal only from companies registered on the territory of Ukraine.
Minister Demchyshyn refused to answer questions about the mysterious of the contract and the mediator, and advised to "go by the standard procecure" – to send requests in "Centrenergo".
Who is behind this
What is known about the mysterious trader Arida from Hong Kong? Information Anonymos pointed to the company's ties with the Russian Gazprombank.
Also, the media, as mentioned above, associated the company with businessman Sergei Koutarou, who collaborated with her.
The correspondent of "Ukrainian truth" Mr. Kuzyara announced that Arida had with the case, but the company itself is irrelevant, but about the diagram for the first time hears and does not understand her logic. "This scheme is a surprise for me. It is no secret that all deliveries PERMSKOGO of coal going through the port "South".
Kuzyara as a market participant confirmed that Ukraine will receive the coal from the temporarily occupied territories, but do it in a very strange way.
"Coal is still imported, but this is crooked and askew: VAT there's no one pays, the money goes to the laundering of cash through obscure schemes," he said.

The contract with Arida Global Limited PJSC "Centrenergo"
Respondents up traders in the coal market, attributed the company's success with a person is the godfather of the Russian President Victor Medvedchuk.
In the editorial office was a contract Arida Global Limited "Tsentrenergo", 14 Dec 2014 for the purchase of Russian coal. It as a representative of Arida featured a Nikita Poses.
He is known as the owner of shares of the shares of the Consul-Ukraine", which is engaged in the hotel business, which in turn rented the land at the TB sanatorium named Bobrova under construction villas of Victor Medvedchuk.
Also in 2012, the candidate Taras Kozak indicated the company private, Canceler" Nikita Outside their place of work.

Dacha of Viktor Medvedchuk built in anti-TB sanatorium named after Bobrov
Kozak for a long time worked in various positions in the State customs service, was the Vice-Chairman, headed the Western regional customs.
Now he is a people's Deputy from the Opposition bloc. In Parliament he is known as the closest ally of Viktor Medvedchuk. One of the traders told UE that Kozak also acts as a negotiator from Arida Global Ltd.
Mr. Kozak answered the call. "the Ukrainian truth", but upon hearing the question, said, "You must be mistaken," and hung up.
Medvedchuk has long been considered the main lobbyist of interests of Vladimir Putin in Ukraine, no wonder they are the godfathers.
Today Medvedchuk is known to the special representative for humanitarian Affairs in the tripartite contact group to resolve the conflict in the Donbas.
Medvedchuk involved in negotiations for the release of prisoners and claims that it protects only the interests of the Ukrainian state. Although the earlier Ukrainian politicians asserted that he represents the interests of Russia and his famous godfather.
In one of the reports of the OSCE Medvedchuk also appeared as the representative of "DND" and "LNB" in the negotiation process.
However, the investigation of "the Ukrainian truth" proves that Medvedchuk has business interests in the occupied territories. Due to the situation in the Donbass, in its environment there are new opportunities to earn money on schemes that should arouse the interest of law enforcement.
Open here the question remains – will be interested negotiator in the settlement of the military conflict, if it will not be possible and the earnings on such schemes?
Secondly, the implementation of such transaction would not have been possible without the support of Ukrainian officials, in particular Minister of energy Vladimir Demchishin, appointed to his post on the presidential quota.

Volodymyr Demchyshyn
The Ukrainian government is happy to pay more for Donbass coal, which the company from Hong Kong sells under the guise of South Africa.
They probably have a personal interest in this transaction. This interest is called corruption, which, as you know, is no less a threat to the country than the Russian tanks.



By: IsJesusLie (1500.40)

Tags: Ukraine, donbass, coal, Medvedchuk

Location: Ukraine