Ukrainian nuclear power plants can reduce EU dependence on Russian coal and gas.
The United States and Ukraine are working to securely integrate the Ukrainian and European power grids . As a result, there will be a significant reduction in the EU’s dependence on Russian coal and gas, stated the US Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs, Andrew Light. “Any discussion on European energy security today must include Ukraine. Ukraine’s nuclear power plants alone can reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian coal and gas as soon as Ukraine can export electricity to Europe,” he said. He stressed that the US promotes this goal and will work with Ukraine’s Ministry of Energy, which will use emergency funds to support Ukraine’s full integration into the European grid.