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  • Volodymyr Kistion: The Government expresses gratitude to the European Commission for assistance in reforming the gas market
    posted 27 October 2017 10:25

    Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion met with Director of Energy Market of the Directorate General of the European Commission for Energy Klaus-Dieter Borchardt. The parties discussed the work fulfilled by Ukraine in the framework of the implementation of the Third Energy Package, in particular in the energy sector.

    "The Government of Ukraine abides by the assumed obligations to the European Union and demonstrates consistency in the implementation of the agreements set forth in the Treaty establishing the Energy Community and the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU," Volodymyr Kistion emphasized during the meeting.

    The Vice Prime Minister noted that the reform of the energy sector of Ukraine proves to be one of the essential, and at that, the most complex. Its main objective is demonopolization and shaping of transparent market relations. "Presently, we engage in work on further liberalization of the natural gas market and creation of conditions for the functioning of an independent operator of the gas transport system of Ukraine. We are grateful to the European Commission for understanding and support on this difficult path, "stressed Volodymyr Kistion.

    In turn, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt commended the measures taken by Ukraine in the framework of the implementation of the Third Energy Package of the EU and assessed outlined by the Vice Prime Minister further actions of the Government in pursuing the reform of the state gas sector.

    "We shall not tell Ukraine what to do and what not to do. Our target is to work in synergy to elaborate those solutions that are the best for the state of Ukraine and its citizens," said the Director of Energy Market of the Directorate General of the European Commission for Energy.