The Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko met with a delegation of Lithuanian parliamentarians headed by the Speaker of the Republic of Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to Ukraine Valdemaras Sarapinas also joined the meeting.
The parties discussed the situation in the energy sector of Ukraine in light of the ongoing full-scale military aggression of the russian federation and targeted shelling of energy infrastructure facilities.
German Galushchenko stressed that last night russia had carried out another attack on energy facilities in the central region of the country, damaging the transmission system. Power engineers have already started restoration works to repair the damage.
The Minister thanked international partners who provide assistance to the energy sector of Ukraine, including maintenance works. He underlined the special importance of the support of the Lithuanian side in this process.
"Thank you for the strong support that Lithuania continues to provide to Ukraine. It is not just partnership, it is a true friendship," he noted.
The parties also touched upon the situation around the Zaporizhzhia NPP occupied by russian troops. German Galushchenko stressed that russia continues to put pressure on the staff of the Ukrainian plant, forcing them to conclude contracts with a russian fake company that is trying to seize Zaporizhzhia NPP. In addition, russians have already de-energized the largest nuclear power plant in Europe 5 times, exposing humankind to a possible nuclear catastrophe. German Galushchenko stressed the need to bring to account russia for such actions and to impose sanctions against the russian nuclear industry by the civilized world.
In her turn, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen emphasized that Lithuania made every effort, particularly at the parliamentary level, to keep the situation in Ukraine on the agenda of the international community.
"During this visit, we want to find out what else Lithuania can do to help Ukraine on the eve of the coming winter," the Speaker said.
The parties addressed the current needs of the Ukrainian energy sector, as well as the directions of future cooperation in the energy sector, particularly in the gas sector.