22 Nov 2023 17:53

Ukrainian, G7 FMs discuss assistance to Ukrainian energy system during winter

MOSCOW. Nov 22 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba has participated online in an expanded meeting of the foreign ministers of G7 and partners on assisting Ukraine's energy system dyuring the winter season, Ukrainian media reported citing the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's press service.

"Today, we are ready for winter better than last year. We are grateful to international partners who are actively assisting us," Kuleba said, highlighting the importance of supplying Ukraine with energy equipment, in particular additional transformers, gas turbines and other equipment.

Ukraine's long-term goal is to fully integrate into the European Union's energy market thank to creating a decentralized, flexible and sustainable energy system based in particular on renewable energy, Kuleba said.

Representatives of G7 member states, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the UN Development Program, the World Bank, the International Renewable Energy Agency and the Energy Community took part in the meeting convened by the United States and Japan, the current G7 president.