Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman held a meeting
dedicated to the problematic issues in the energy sector and measures to
prepare the fuel and energy complex for 2016-17 autumn-winter period. The participants discussed urgent problems of the
fuel industry, in particular the provision of coal, electricity, and the
situation in the gas sector.
"Winter is not far off, and it's the middle of summer –
the time when we need to draw conclusions regarding what tasks should be set in
the center and in the regions in order to pass the
autumn and winter without problems, to provide people with electrical energy,
heating, water, to organize properly clean-up of Ukrainian roads. I consider
that it all depends on proper coordination of work between ministries and local
authorities, and clear determining of priorities basing on the tasks for us to
solve", said Volodymyr Groysman on opening the meeting.
The Prime Minister noted the need for the search of ways to
diversify deliveries of coal, and gave a task to provide logistical support and
transportation of it. In addition, we need to increase the share of nuclear
power generation industry, he said. "We are talking about the national
security of our country", he stressed.
The next Staff’s meeting is due in August, said Volodymyr
Groysman. The Staff will operate steadily. "I need constant monitoring of
the tasks that you perform to ensure our readiness to the autumn-winter
period", he emphasized.
The meeting was attended by Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine
Volodymyr Kistion, Minister of Energy and Coal
Industry of Ukraine Ihor Nasalyk,
Director of the Board of PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia Wojciech Balczun,
President of State Enterprise “National Nuclear Energy Generating Company
“Energoatom” Yurii Nedashkovsky,
Director of SE Energorynok Yurii
Gnatiuk, Chairman National Energy and Utilities
Regulatory Commission Dmytro Vovk,
Director of the Board of NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy Andrii Kobolev and
representatives of ministries and departments of central bodies of executive