“According to the signed contract, deliveries will be made during November,” the statement said.
It is also specified that the schedule of resumed deliveries was formed by Minsk taking into account the available technical capabilities: modes of operation of the power system and the capacity of generating equipment.
On November 2, it was reported that Belarus had begun supplying electricity to Ukraine under an emergency assistance agreement. Supply capacity was 500 megawatts. They started at 14:00 and ended at 21:00.
Earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko stated that Belarus was ready to provide assistance to Ukraine and Lithuania and supply electricity there, despite the hostile position of the two countries’ authorities on Minsk. According to him, it would be mean not to help the “suffering neighbors” in the presence of additional capacity.
At the end of October, Andriy Gerus, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy and Housing, announced that Russia would stop supplying thermal coal to Ukraine from November 1. The official compared this decision to an energy war. The State Duma explained the suspension of supplies by the fact that Kyiv did not sign new agreements with Russian coal companies.