U.S. Department of Energy will send the expert delegation, which will assist in the development of the Winter Action Plan for the solution of critical needs of autumn-fall 2019-2020 as the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine reported on Facebook.
“This team will help ensure that the Zelenskyy Administration and Government of Ukraine (GOU) is best equipped to ensure Ukraine is never again vulnerable to threats of supply disruption from Russia. The delegation will work side-by-side with Ukraine’s experts to assess the interdependencies in the generation, transmission and distribution of energy across all sectors, and provide a framework to improve coordinated responses to energy shortages,” the message said.
As we reported, the trilateral talks on the supplies and transit of the Russian gas through Ukraine to the EU will take place on September 19 in Brussels.
On January 21, 2019, the trilateral gas talks took place in Brussels. Then Russia reported that it is ready to extend the acting contracts on gas transit after 2019. Then Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin stated that the return of the contracts on Russian gas transit is impossible.
In April 2019, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic reported that another round of the trilateral gas talks is planned for the end of May, after the election of the new president of Ukraine.
In June 2019, Ukraine, Russia, and the European Commission have agreed to hold the trilateral negotiations on the Russian gas transit across Ukraine's territory in September 2019.