Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko held a series of meetings with government officials from various countries in the framework of the meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In particular, he met with Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero of the United Kingdom, Agnès-Pannier Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition of France, Peter Dovgun, Minister of Economy of Slovakia, and Ebba Busch, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Energy, Business and Industry of Sweden.
The discussions focused, in particular, on Ukraine's initiative to expel russia from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an organisation mandated to promote the sustainable use of renewable energy.
"Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of russia, the Ukrainian energy system has lost 75% of wind generation and more than 20% of solar generation as a result of destruction and occupation. With all its actions in Ukraine, the terrorist country threatens not only the nuclear and radiation safety of the world, but also creates obstacles to the energy transition by all possible means, in particular, by destroying green generation facilities, one of which was the Kakhovka HPP," said Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko.
According to the Minister, after committing such crimes, russia's current membership in such an organisation should be terminated.
During the meetings, the British side supported the initiative to exclude russia. This position was also understood by representatives of other states. The international community is convinced that membership in the International Renewable Energy Agency is unacceptable for a country that deliberately destroys generation facilities on another sovereign territory.