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  • German Galushchenko and Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Matsuda Kuninori discuss assistance to energy sector and preparations for next winter
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 26 April 2023 20:46

    Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Matsuda Kuninori. The parties discussed preparations for the next heating season and the assistance that the Japanese side can provide to Ukraine in the process of restoring and rebuilding the energy sector.

    “The assistance provided by Japan is huge, including generators, autotransformers, and funds that have helped to strengthen our energy system,” the Minister said. A total of 12 humanitarian aid shipments weighing over 113 tonnes have been delivered from Japan to Ukraine.

    German Galushchenko noted that Ukraine still needed help with equipment to strengthen the resilience of the power system and to build up storage facilities to prepare for possible future attacks.

    The Minister noted that Ukrainian energy companies were already actively preparing for the next heating season. In particular, restoration and repair work is underway, measures are being taken to strengthen the physical protection of energy facilities, and tasks are being carried out to maximise local generation capacity.

    “Decentralisation of generation will help us strengthen the system’s resilience. We have already started the relevant work and are aiming to install the maximum amount of distributed generation, including gas turbines, in different regions of the country. We will be grateful to our Japanese partners for their cooperation in this area,” he said.

    German Galushchenko also thanked Japan for its leadership during the G7 presidency. He emphasised that Ukraine and Japan were the countries that had experienced the importance of adherence to nuclear and radiation safety principles. The Minister stressed the need to consolidate international efforts to hold russia accountable for violating the principles of nuclear and radiation safety in Ukraine and expressed hope for Japan’s leadership in imposing sanctions on the russian nuclear industry.