The United States is ready to assist Ukraine in ensuring the stability of energy supplies, in particular for nuclear energy, and in strengthening Ukraine's energy security, Chargé d'Affaires of the United States in Ukraine Kristina Kvien stated, the press service of the Ministry of Energy reports.
Thus, on January 4, the Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Halushchenko met with Kristina Kvien.
The parties discussed the issue of sustainable passage of the heating season in Ukraine in the context of the energy crisis.
In an interview with Kvien, Halushchenko noted that Russia has blocked coal supplies to the country by rail, Ukraine has shifted to other sources of imports, and now the main route for coal supplies is by sea.
The situation with a significant reduction in the volume of Russian gas transit through Ukraine was also discussed on the meeting.
The parties discussed cooperation in ensuring reliable and uninterrupted operation of Ukrainian NPPs during the heating season, including technical support and stable replenishment of fuel reserves.
Kvien assured that the United States is ready to assist Ukraine in ensuring the stability of energy supplies, in particular for nuclear energy, and strengthening Ukraine's energy security.
As it was reported, the Ministry of Energy assesses relations between Ukraine and Russia in the energy sector as a state of war.
On November 4, chairman of Parliamentary Committee for Energy and Household Utilities and the MP from Servant of the People Andriy Gerus stated that Russia has put a halt on the transit of coal from Kazakhstan to Ukraine.
Later, the Kazakh Ministry for Industry and Infrastructure Development reported that the limitation of the transit of Kazakh coal across Russia to Ukraine occurred due to the overload of the working capacities on the Russian side.
On October 18 it became known that Russian majority state-owned multinational energy corporation Gazprom has refused to reserve additional transit capacity through Ukraine for November.
Later, Chairman of the State Company GTS Operator of Ukraine Serhiy Makohon stated that Russia's Gazprom has reduced gas transit to the European Union through Ukraine to 57 million cubic meters per day from November 1.
On November 11 Gazprom has returned to the contractual daily volumes of gas transit through Ukraine of 109 million cubic meters of gas per day.