20 Jun 2022 17:02

Kyiv expects fuel supply to stabilize by the fall - Ukrainian infrastructure minister

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - The shortage of fuel in Ukraine prompted by damage caused to its fuel production and storage infrastructure should stabilize by the fall, once Kyiv signs long-term contracts with foreign suppliers, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said.

About 230 fuel trucks cross into Ukraine daily these days, and some new agreements with the EU and Poland easing customs and border control formalities should facilitate growth of this number, Ukrainian media quoted Kubrakov as saying in an interview with The Financial Times.

"All of our imports are from the EU," Kubrakov said. "We only used to use the nearest countries and ports to Ukraine in Poland and Romania, now we are importing it from Belgium, the Netherlands," he said.

Before February 24, Ukraine imported only 5% of fuel from EU countries, such as Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania.