By increasing the domestic gas output in the amount of at least 1 billion cubic meters of fuel per annum will allow the mining industry in the medium term to refuse any imports and trigger growth. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said during A Question Time for the Government at the Verkhovna Rada.
He emphasized that Ukraine enters top countries ranking for natural gas reserves on the continent. But over the years, country’s leaders used to travel to Moscow and "exchange gas supplies for independence", and in the meantime, the domestic gas extraction industry saw the decline.
"Today the energy security is critically important", said Volodymyr Groysman, "We are discussing and creating conditions to ensure the volumes of gas extraction grow - not less than 1 billion a year. This will guarantee independence from any import".