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  • German Galushchenko discussed with Belgian Minister of Energy ways to step up cooperation
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 27 March 2023 14:29

    During a meeting in Brussels with Belgian Minister of Energy Tinne Van der Straeten, Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko briefed his colleague on the situation in the Ukrainian energy sector and thanked the Belgian side for the humanitarian aid provided - over 36 tonnes - to carry out restoration work on energy infrastructure facilities damaged by russian shelling.

    "Our European partners understand the importance of preparing Ukraine for the autumn-winter period and are helping Ukraine with equipment and fuel," the Minister added.

    According to the Minister of Energy, Ukraine offers European countries and international companies to actively use Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities for natural gas storage, as they are among the largest on the continent. Ukraine counts on the great potential of its domestic gas production. At the same time, it is considering its participation in joint gas purchases with the EU to build up reserves.

    The participants also discussed cooperation in the field of renewable energy, integration of the Ukrainian and European energy markets, possible cooperation in the field of cyber defense of energy systems, etc.