Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman met with Vice President
of the European Commission for Energy Union Maroš
Šefčovič in Brussels on Friday.
The main theme of the meeting was coordinating efforts to
ensure energy security.
In particular, the parties pondered on possible measures to
prevent the use by the Russian Federation of energy as a political weapon, namely
with regard to the project "Nord Stream-2".
Volodymyr Groysman stressed that Ukraine hopes for further
support and solidarity of the EU in the context of countering the realization
by Russia of political projects in the energy sector, in particular the
construction of the Nord stream-2 pipeline and pumping into the OPAL gas
pipeline of Russian energy carriers.
The Prime Minister also briefed top EU official on the
Government efforts to accumulate sufficient amounts of energy to ensure stable
passage by Ukraine of the heating season.
"Ukraine is a reliable transit country. The system
works and there isn’t a single threat", he stressed.
The parties also discussed the prospects of strengthening gas
transit opportunities for Ukraine.