Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ukraine Martin Jäger. The parties discussed areas of further cooperation in the energy sector to strengthen the security of the European continent.
German Galushchenko congratulated Martin Jäger on the beginning of his diplomatic mission in Ukraine and expressed confidence in the continuation of constructive cooperation in the energy sector.
The Energy Minister thanked the German side for the assistance provided to the Ukrainian energy sector in the form of 86 humanitarian aid cargoes weighing over 1,100 tonnes, as well as for about EUR 130 million in contributions to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund.
The Minister informed the Ambassador about the measures being taken to prepare the energy system for the coming winter, which could again be marked by targeted russian attacks on energy infrastructure.
“We have had an extraordinary experience during the last winter season, every day of which was spent under targeted hostile attacks on our energy infrastructure. I am confident that we will be able to keep the power system running this winter as well – we are restoring damaged facilities, strengthening physical protection and increasing generation capacity,” he stressed.
German Galushchenko noted the importance of decentralising electricity generation and stressed the need to increase capacity through gas turbines. The Minister also stressed the importance of increasing the capacity of electricity imports from European countries to 2 GW for a stable passage of the cold season.
The parties also discussed the issues of nuclear and radiation safety on the continent. German Galushchenko expressed hope that the German side would support the imposition of sanctions on the russian nuclear industry.
“The world is still discussing the expediency of imposing sanctions on the russian nuclear industry. And the leadership of Germany, as one of the key EU countries, in this issue can become a very important signal for the rest of the civilised countries. We hope for your support, because the actions of the aggressor that threaten nuclear safety around the world must be properly responded to,” said German Galushchenko.
Martin Jäger assured that Germany was interested in developing cooperation with Ukraine in the energy sector, in particular in the newest industries, and stressed that Germany would continue to support Ukraine until the victory.