The Cabinet of Ministers has fully opened access to geological data, eradicated shadow schemes in distribution of deposits, thus provided all opportunities to increase mining, first of all, gas in order to achieve energy independence. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the Government meeting.
PM drew attention to the fact that five years ago gas was an element of great political pressure on Ukraine. And now all conditions are created for the complete elimination of such pressure, including through the transparent work of the State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine.
"We were the first who destroyed the gray schemes in distribution of deposits and introduced a system of public contests and auctions. The first auction will take place in one week on March 6. Auctions should be transparent and competitive. This should be a new standard ", Volodymyr Groysman stressed.
The Head of Government once again stressed that Ukraine should refuse from import of gas. "This is a strategic goal. Its achievement will enable the country to become energy independent and to reduce gas prices. To do it only through slogans to reduce prices and ensure economic stability is impossible ", Volodymyr Groysman said.
At the same time, he stressed that taking into account recent developments disruption of state plans for extraction of resources is unacceptable.
"Our task - energy efficiency, efficient consumption and switching to the status of the exporting country. We are thinking about the future of Ukraine ", Volodymyr Groysman underscored.