Ukraine’s goal in the energy sector is to ensure the maximum integration of energy markets with EU markets, synchronization of Ukraine’s integrated energy system with ENTSO-E. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal emphasized in his statement at the Fourth Ukraine Reform Conference underway through July 7-8 in Vilnius, the Republic of Lithuania.
The Head of Government presented a plan of reforms in Ukraine until 2030. In particular, energy sector reform and environmental protection, according to the PM, include the liberalization of the electricity market, the simplification of connection to the electrical grid system and the gradual transition to market electricity prices and the monetization of subsidies for vulnerable groups.
"Ukraine shares and fully supports the EU's climate ambitions and aims to synchronize its policies in line with the EU Green Deal. The interdepartmental working group has determined priority areas for cooperation with the European Union: energy efficiency, hydrogen, transformation of coal regions, waste management," said the Prime Minister.
According to Denys Shmyhal, Ukraine has supported the EU's climate ambitions to move towards climate-neutral development by 2050 within the framework of the European Green Deal and should become an integral part of it in order not only to combat the effects of climate change in synergy with the EU but within the economic strategy development aimed to enhance security and create new opportunities for Ukrainian business.