Oleksandr Danyliuk: On Friday, under the chairmanship of the President of Ukraine, members of the NSDC of Ukraine will discuss energy issues
On Friday, under the
chairmanship of the President of Ukraine, members of the National Security and
Defense Council of Ukraine will meet to discuss issues in the energy sector, in
particular, the coal industry, nuclear and gas energy.
This was reported by Secretary
of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk on air of the program "Pravo na
Vladu" ("Right to Power", 1+1 TV channel) on Thursday.
We strive for a more open
dialogue with the government he said adding that such format of the meeting is stipulated
by law. "The NSDC should focus on decisions that provide systemic solutions to
the problems that have accumulated in the state. We need to discuss everything
without politics, understand the existing problems and seek answers together",
- Mr. Danyliuk said adding that the results of the meeting will be communicated
during the briefing.
According to the NSDC
Secretary, the meeting will cover, in particular, Ukraine's readiness to
introduce a new model of the electricity market from July 1. "This can really
affect tariff increases and cause instability. The decision on the introduction
of the electricity market has already been approved by the Cabinet of
Ministers. The government is currently not taking any steps to analyze the
situation and develop a stance on whether it is necessary to delay its
implementation, or not", - Mr. Danyliuk pointed out. "Therefore, we want to
hear and understand all the benefits and implications. Tomorrow we will hold a
professional discussion on this subject. No politics, just analysis, and
responsible decisions", - the NSDC Secretary noticed.
Speaking about the issue of
transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine, the NSDC Secretary
stated that "it is a challenge both from an economic and a geopolitical point
of view". "There is an issue of whether Ukraine will be a transit state in
2020. This issue is both economical, because if this does not happen, we will
lose about 3 billion dollars, and geopolitical because if Ukraine is not a
transit state, we will become an object, not an actor", - he said.
will gather for the first time in a new format in order not to impose any
decisions, to understand the existing problems and seek solutions together.
That is how we will solve all the problems in Ukraine. With regard to resolving
the conflict in the East, and regarding the release of hostages - as well", -
Mr. Danyliuk summarized.