Ukraine to become ‘absolutely energy independent’ in 10 years - Yatsenyuk
Ukraine will be completely energy independent and will not purchase international gas in ten years, former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said at the Atlantic Council on Thursday.
On Thursday, Ukraine's oil and gas company Naftogaz head Andriy Kobolyev said that the country will resume gas imports in early July in preparation for the heating season.
"I expect that in a 10-year perspective, Ukraine will be absolutely energy independent, and we won’t buy any single meter of international gas, neither from Russia nor from Europe," Yatsenyuk stated.
Since the 2014 outbreak of the Ukraine crisis, the country has shifted to import energy from Europe and away from Russia.
In November 2015, Ukraine suspended purchases of Russian gas, saying the prices offered by its European partners were much lower than those offered by Moscow.