The countries of the civilized world must get rid of dependence on russian energy resources and impose sanctions against the aggressor country, otherwise russia will continue to wage terror in the center of Europe. This was stated by Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko while speaking at a panel “Focus on Ukraine: Support and Assistance after russia’s Attacks” at the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation (P-TECC) meeting in Zagreb.
Among the speakers were Anna Moskwa, Minister of Climate and Environment of Poland, Dainius Kreivys, Minister of Energy of Lithuania, and Andrew Light, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs.
The Energy Minister said that russia had been trying to destroy Ukraine’s energy system for a year. The russians occupied the ZNPP and brought it to a threatening technical condition, seized our gas compression stations, and destroyed oil depots.
“But the enemy’s plan to destroy Ukraine’s energy system failed. Thanks to our partners’ support, we managed to survive. Your countries provided tonnes of equipment for repairs, and now we are recovering faster than they are destroying. We have found new routes and started decentralization of power grids,” said German Galushchenko.
The Ukrainian Energy Minister called on the partners to create a joint European stock of emergency repair equipment to be able to respond quickly in case of new massive missile strikes from russia.
During his speech, German Galushchenko emphasized the need to strengthen sanctions against russia and strictly monitor their compliance.
“We must impose and step up sanctions, no matter how difficult it is. Every new contract with russia is a weapon that kills our people. No money is worth a human life. And who knows how far the enemy can go if it is not stopped in time,” said German Galushchenko.