Friday, December 5, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk had a phone conversation with Vice-President of the
European Commission for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič.
Prime Minister and Vice President of the European Commission discussed the priorities for cooperation in the energy sector, including Ukraine's
preparation for the winter period. The Prime Minister reiterated full readiness of the energy system of Ukraine to ensure uninterrupted transit of natural gas.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Maroš Šefčovič also paid particular attention to attracting
investment from the European Union into the Ukrainian gas transportation
system, which would
energy security of Ukraine and the EU.
the conversation the sides exchanged views on the project South Stream. Taking into account a
Russia’s decision to stop the construction of South Stream, Arseniy Yatsenyuk has stressed that the European Union doesn’t need this project as the Ukrainian gas
transport system is and will be a reliable
route for Russian gas
supply to the EU. In his turn, Maroš Šefčovič has confirmed the position of the European Commission that the bilateral agreements on the construction of South Stream don’t meet the European Union’s legislation.