UKRAINIAN CABINET PLEDGES SUPPORT TO COAL INDUSTRY. Deputy Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko told the Trade Union of Coal Industry Workers on 12 August that the government will soon earmark 55 million hryvni ($10.1 million) to support domestic coal mines and 25 million hryvni to buy coal from them for power plants, Interfax reported. Tymoshenko also said that in September the government will be able to pay in cash for all coal purchased from domestic mines for electricity and heatgenerating plants. Last month, the government selected 15 Polish and Russian companies to deliver coal to Ukrainian power plants for this winter. It is estimated that by the end of the year those plants will buy a total of some 3 million tons of imported coal worth 400 million hryvni. JM