Six weeks into the job, Vitrenko traveled to Washington in a last ditch attempt to stop Nord Stream 2 and to “rebuild trust” with US officials

, he told Radio Free Europe. Describing himself as “a true reformer,” Vitrenko said he will focus on boosting Naftogaz’s production with the help of Western partners. Vitrenko also said he would go after Dmytro Firtash, the energy tycoon wanted by the United States on corruption charges.