The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers adopted a resolution adding coking coal to the list of banned exports at a meeting on 7 September. 

The Ukrainian Ministry of Energy announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports. 

According to the ministry, the decision was made to ensure proper preparation for the heating season, particularly to ensure the accumulation of sufficient fuel reserves for generating heat. The decision is also intended to prevent abuse and manipulation of the quality of the coal that can be used to generate heat during the heating season. 

"Government standards allow the use of coking coal as part of fuel mix for thermal power plants, combined heat and power plants, and boiler houses. Therefore, coking coal can be considered part of the fuel mix for thermal generation in preparation for the 2022/23 fall-winter period," the ministry said. 

As reported earlier, Ukraine's coal exports totaled 450,600 tons in the first seven months of 2022.