Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
met with ambassadors of the Group of Seven member-states on Thursday, June 25.
discussed in particular the issue of energy security. The
Prime Minister has stressed that this is an extremely important issue,
including for all the G7 member-states.
He recalled that
last year Ukraine together with the G-7 countries managed to reach a tripartite
agreement at the level of Ukraine, European Union and Russia on gas supplies to
Ukraine and gas transit to the EU.
Minister of Ukraine appealed to the G7 member-states to support Ukraine in the
implementation of the same mechanism now: "In order to ensure safe transit
to the EU and gas supply to Ukraine on the basis of a comprehensive agreement
between the EU, Ukraine and Russia, which should include a
tripartite protocol and addendum to the current contract between Naftogaz and Gazprom.
can achieve success in getting a similar agreement, which we had last year,"
Arseniy Yatsenyuk has also emphasized that the Government of
Ukraine highly appreciates the support of the Group of Seven in the Ukraine's fight
for its independence and territorial integrity, "We call on Russia to
fulfill the Minsk deal. The
Government of Ukraine is doing its utmost in order to implement it. We
really appreciate your support and your steadfast stance regarding this issue."