The first train deliveries of Ukrainian coal to Poland are expected within a week.
Michal Dworczyk, the head of the Polish prime minister's chancellery, announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Ukrinform news agency.
According to Dworczyk, future Ukrainian coal deliveries to Poland are a "manifestation of solidarity" between Kyiv and Warsaw because Poland uses more coal in its energy system than Ukraine.
"Ukraine has allocated a quota of 100,000 tons of coal for Poland in the first phase. The first trains should arrive in Poland within a week," Dworczyk said.
He expressed the hope that Poland will receive even more coal from Ukraine.
"There are many factors influencing this. However, declarations were made when we last spoke with the president and prime minister of Ukraine during Mateusz Morawiecki's visit to Kyiv: there will also be regular quotas for export to Poland as soon as Ukraine's energy situation allows," Dworczyk said.
Therefore, according to him, everything will depend on the development of the military-political situation in Ukraine.
Dworczyk also said that "Ukrainian friends are doing everything possible to ensure that electricity supplies from the Khmelnytskyi nuclear power plant to Poland begin this year." According to him, this would undoubtedly be a significant support for Poland because electricity prices in Ukraine are lower than in Europe.
Dworczyk noted certain investments need to be made to implement this project, which is not so easy to do in a country at war.