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Coal shortage presents difficult choice for Ukraine

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 05:50
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Without warning, Russia announced it was stopping coal supplies to Ukraine last week, claiming "force majeure" but offering no explanation.

Kiev

WITH the rich seams of coal in eastern Ukraine under rebel control and Russia cutting off supplies, the Kiev government faces the awkward prospect of turning to its enemies for help.

As winter set in, the biggest fear in recent months was that Ukraine would run out of the

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