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Gas TSO of Ukraine stands for increasing energy security of Ukraine

Gas TSO of Ukraine stands for increasing energy security of Ukraine and of the region by reducing gas supplies to Europe via the Nord Stream-1 gas pipeline and appropriate rerouting of gas transportation to ensure maximum utilization of the Ukrainian GTS.

Such a proposal has been made by Olga Bielkova, Director on Government and International Affairs of GTSOU at the meeting of the Energy Community Secretariat of Europe (SEEGAS).

“Ukrainian GTS is designed in such a way, that we do not have separate pipelines for transit and separate ones for domestic gas transportation. First and foremost it is the social protection of Ukrainians, which needs to be enhanced. Currently, transit is an additional factor of security for the Ukrainian gas transportation infrastructure. Proportionally, we will weaken the position of russia on the European energy market,” – said Olga Bielkova in her speech.

Moreover, the representative of the GTSOU noted the importance of improving the energy security of Ukraine by increasing the firm capacities with Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Poland on a long-term basis. In addition, the security of the region will be facilitated by the opening of the Trans-Balkan corridor, for the full operation of which the Turkish and Bulgarian operators shall create firm capacities in the Turkey-Bulgaria direction, and our Moldovan partners shall remove regulatory barriers.

The Gas TSO of Ukraine has applied for the introduction of the norms of the EU third energy package on all borders between Ukraine and the EU.

The European GTS operators supported the position of Ukraine and agreed to contribute to strengthening the energy security of the region.