of LNG terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland, "will
significantly increase the energy independence of Poland, so it can
significantly enhance the energy independence of Ukraine", stressed Prime
Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Tuesday, December 15, at a meeting
with President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, who is in Ukraine on an official visit.
Minister congratulated Poland on the launch of LNG terminal in Swinoujscie a few days ago, noting that it already received
its first cargo from Qatar.
Yatsenyuk reminded about a joint project on the construction of a gas
pipeline interconnector between Ukraine and Poland. He noted that after
launch of the interconnector, Ukraine would be able to buy from Poland up to 8
billion cubic meters of gas: "Hence, together we will have high
profitability and high energy independence".
project in energy sector, which operates between the two countries
is the supply of electric energy to Poland from Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power
Plant: "Our state companies could continue negotiations on the
construction of this supply chain".
Yatsenyuk emphasized that the Ukrainian Government welcomes and commends the decision
on granting a swap to the National Bank of Ukraine worth EUR 1 billion.
the Prime Minister of Ukraine reminded that the Government of Poland had
adopted a decision to provide assistance to Ukraine worth EUR 100 million:
"These funds will be used by both Polish and Ukrainian companies for the
development of Ukrainian-Polish border, construction of roads and for Ukraine
to become a truly European state. Because a European state
begins from our common border".
Yatsenyuk expressed gratitude to Poland as a close ally of Ukraine in its
European integration aspirations: "We are not just neighbors, we are very