Ukrainian, Russian energy ministers discuss closer cooperation

February 4, 2014

Acting Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Eduard Stavytsky has discussed with Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak the development of mutually beneficial interstate cooperation in the energy sector, Ukrinform reported on February 1, citing the ministry’s press office.

"Following the meeting it has been decided to continue the search for the principles and mechanisms of mutually beneficial cooperation in the gas sector, promote the implementation of reliable and trouble-free oil transportation through Ukraine, to focus on programs of technical re-equipment and reconstruction of existing hydroelectric power plants and design, construction and commissioning of new hydroelectric power plants and pumped storage power plants, to cooperate on the production, delivery, installation and operation of the main and auxiliary equipment of hydroelectric power plants, and the like," the report says.

Stavytsky also noted the importance of the start of constructive cooperation in electricity export to the Russian areas adjacent to Ukraine.

As part of the visit, the Ukrainian minister also met with Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom" Sergey Kiriyenko and discussed with him the construction in Ukraine of a nuclear fuel plant, completion of power units Nos 3 and 4 at Khmelnytsky Nuclear Power Plant, nuclear fuel supply for nuclear power plants in Ukraine.

Copyright: Ukrinform, 2014