"Ukraine wants to be part of the gas energy hub project
Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia have embarked on.
This means that gas flows among our countries will be free and we will have an
opportunity to trade freely, without any restrictions", said the Prime
Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk after the meeting with Prime Minister of
Poland Ewa Kopacz in
"This is another tool to increase energy independence
of Ukraine", stressed the Head of Ukraine’s Government.
Joining this major gas pipeline project that meets all the
criteria and standards of the EU energy policy: both the third energy package
and the European Charter, "is another way for us to pay a market gas
price, to get rid of Russian gas dependence and to introduce new and
transparent conditions for functioning of the energy market", highlighted Arseniy
He also reminded about the signed Memorandum, which enables
to commence engineering work to construct gas interconnection point between
Ukraine and Poland with a total volume of deliveries approximately 10 billion
cubic meters of gas.
According to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine has already made
preliminary calculations, so our country needs US $ 160 million to implement this
project: "Now we are waiting for the calculations from our Polish
The Prime Minister of Ukraine also announced that during his
meeting with Ewa Kopacz they
discussed issues of extended cooperation in customs sector between the two
countries: "Today we have taken a joint decision to immediately launch
negotiations on signing a new deal to establish joint checkpoints at our customs".
He reminded that under the current agreement in effect from 2001,
four points of joint control operate at the Ukrainian-Polish boundary: "We
intend to introduce joint control at eight checkpoints between Ukraine and
Arseniy Yatsenyuk expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister
of Poland for the support for Ukraine, for the constructive dialogue and
"for the practical decisions that we jointly arrive at".
As was reported, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
is on a working visit to Warsaw. Today his meeting with President of the
Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda