On 27 January - 2 February, a high-level group of European Union officials will visit Ukraine to assess the possibilities of joint implementation of a number of infrastructure projects in regions adjacent to the Azov Sea. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a special meeting. The Head of Government reminded that the visit of this senior EU mission was one of the topics of his talks with the leadership of the European Union and Germany. The Prime Minister visited Brussels and Berlin at the end of last year, and the situation in the Sea of Azov was also discussed at the highest political level.
"The Azov Sea issue has become especially relevant when Russians began to block our ports and, accordingly, block our economic opportunities. We have agreed, including during the last meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council, which was held in Brussels in December, that our partners will help us to implement a number of infrastructure projects", Volodymyr Groysman stressed.
The Prime Minister said that there are six such projects. Among them - the construction of the Zaporizhzhya-Mariupol highway, electrification and modernization of several railway sections, including railroad haul Komysh-Zorya – Volnovakha. According to the Head of Government, fulfillment of these tasks is fully in line with the national infrastructure programs, corresponds to the goals of industrial development and promotes economic development of the Azov Sea region.
"According to our agreements, the mission arrives on January 27 and will work until February 2. It is necessary to work systematically and continue implementation of the strategic task - the renewal of Ukraine and regions adjacent to the Azov Sea", the Prime Minister underlined.
Volodymyr Groysman instructed Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan and Head of Ukravtodor State Agency of Motor Roads of Ukraine Slavomir Novak to meet with the EU mission and provide conditions for the work of experts.