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Groysman forbids ministers to talk to Russia's representatives without Foreign Ministry consent

Energy Minister Ihor Nasalyk denied he was in touch with Russian Rosatom energy company
14:48, 11 July 2018

Press-service of the Cabinet of Ministers

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman demands that ministers coordinate any communication with Russian Federation. He said this at the session of the government, as 112.ua reports.

“I am asking to take notice that you must react to any things like that (correspondence with Russia’s representatives). Secondly, you are not authorized to conducts talks with aggressor country and our enemy…All such things, prevocational inquiries and alike, you must coordinate with the Foreign Ministry and act strictly within the directives and mandates provided by the government,” the PM said.

It is noeworthy that such a requirement came one of the Ukrainian media informed about the correspondence of the Energy Minister Ihor Nasalik with the First Deputy Director of the Rosatom corporation Kirill Komarov on cooperation in the energy sector.

Nasalyk himself during the meeting argued that this information is fake and the letter was sent, “not directly, but to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs." In addition, according to the minister, the letter was not about possible cooperation, but about the termination of contracts.

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As it was reported earlier, Ukrainian delegation headed by Ihor Nasalyk, the Minister of Energy met with Lars Lilleholt, the acting Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate took place in Denmark. Nasalyk assured that Ukraine sees a reliable and strategic partner in Denmark as this country has reached the goals of its National Action Plan for Restored Energy up to 2020 in 2015, particularly, 30% of the clean energy in the final energy consumption. Denmark plans to get 50% of the green energy up to 2030, according to the message.

In addition, Ukraine and the Netherlands have signed the Memorandum on mutual understanding in the renewable energy.

It is expected that Ukraine and the Netherlands will cooperate in such issues as the development of the bio-oriented economy, implementation of bioenergy projects, implementation of the reforms of green energy and Ukraine, implementation of the program of the renewable energy SDE+ and others.

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