After the signing of the agreement between the United States and Germany on Nord Stream 2, Ukrainian citizens and companies should significantly reduce gas consumption through energy efficiency, says Olga Belkova, Director for Cooperation with Government Agencies and International Organizations of the Ukrainian GTS Operator, transmits Ukrinform.
“Taking into account the issues of energy security of Ukraine and taking into account our own energy needs, we must more systematically consider the focus of state policy. In the long term - with or without Nord Stream 2 - it is necessary to solve the equation: 30 = 20 + 10. Our consumption (30 billion cubic meters) is not identical to our own production (20 billion cubic meters). That is, 30% of the demand is a potential share of dependence on imports, "Belkova said.
Recall that in March 2018, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainian citizens to join the initiative of Naftogaz of Ukraine called "Screw up" and reduce gas consumption by reducing the temperature in apartments by one degree.
This initiative was supposed to destroy Gazprom's scenario of discrediting Ukraine as a reliable transit country for Russian gas to Europe.
“By joining this initiative personally, I also call on all government agencies to reduce indoor temperatures as much as possible. I also ask citizens to tighten the heating by only one degree for a few days, or to avoid heat loss in houses as much as possible. Thanks to our solidarity, Gazprom and the Kremlin will not be able to blackmail Ukraine ", - wrote then Poroshenko on his Facebook page.
Earlier it was reported that the United States and Germany reached an agreement on the commissioning of the second branch of the Nord Stream gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, which provides for the FRG's obligations to ensure the transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine until 2034.