Allies are working to increase the protection of the Ukrainian energy system, while Germany is promoting investment in Ukrainian energy.
NSC representative John Kirby said that the US and its allies are working in three directions to help Ukraine protect its energy infrastructure from Russian attacks. First, the US is strengthening Ukraine’s air defense capabilities, enabling the ability to shoot down Russian missiles and Iranian drones that target critical infrastructure. The second direction for US aid is strengthening Ukraine’s critical energy infrastructure. The third vector is reserve equipment and supplies that will be provided to Ukraine.
Ukraine and Germany also discussed creating conditions that will attract investment and new technologies to the Ukrainian energy sector while promoting the importance of the private sector in green energy projects. Also, the parties discussed the reforms that are necessary to accelerate the energy transition and integrate Ukrainian energy markets with their European counterparts.
During the meeting, emphasis was placed on projects designed to develop distributed generation that utilizes renewable energy sources, energy storage systems, microgrids, and energy efficiency improvement, while also furthering the sector’s decarbonization.