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Electricity imports from Belarus and Russia threatens the European integration of Ukraine - Olga Buslovich

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Ukraine plans to resume imports of electricity from Russia and Belarus, as this can stop the synchronization of the Ukrainian energy system with the European one.

Electricity imports from Belarus and Russia threatens the European integration of Ukraine - Olga Buslovich

Ministry of energy of Ukraine was categorically against imports from Belarus and the Russian Federation, as this may interfere with the plans of integration of the Ukrainian energy system in Europe, said Monday the acting Minister of energy Olga Bukovec.

"We took a course on European integration. Namely, all synchronized with the European energy system ENTSO - e Synchronization will allow to integrate into the European market and have a real competition. To execute the plans we need in 2022 during the week to conduct the appropriate testing, at which time you must disconnected from the power systems of Russia and Belarus. Any talk on energy imports from these States are an obstacle to our further full technical synchronization, affect our generation and make it impossible for our plans. And we intend to think and work strategically," said Bukovec.

According to the grid operator Ukrenergo, Ukraine has stopped importing electricity from Russia from April 2020. Received during the three months amounted to 53.4 million kilowatt-hours. Import from Belarus has been stopped since may this year, four months was delivered shall be 152.3 million kilowatt-hours. For all of last year the volume amounted, respectively, to 286.2 million and 851,3 million kilowatt-hours.

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