On March 18, 2016 in the framework of his
visit to Brussels, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin
met with Vice President of the European Commission for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič.
During the meeting special attention was paid to the reforms
of the gas sector of Ukraine, attracting of European
investments in the Ukrainian gas transportation system, as well as to the
incensement of reverse gas supplies to Ukraine from the territory of the EU
Pavlo Klimkin called for further solid position of the
European Commission in the energy solidarity with Ukraine and in this context, he noted the need to counter politically motivated
construction of pipelines bypassing Ukraine, such as Nord Stream 2.
The EC emphasized the reliability of Ukraine as a gas
transit partner to Europe.
It was noted that bringing Ukrainian energy sector in line
with the Third Energy Package provides additional opportunities for further
development of partnership between Ukraine and the EU in this area.
The parties also discussed future joint actions in the
context of the completion on March 31 2016 the terms of the so called «winter
package» on the conditions of purchasing of Russian gas by Ukraine.