Ukraine signed agreement on connecting to European power grid


The agreement allows to join the European energy network, and at the same time breaks ties with the Russian Federation.

As it was told by the head of Ukrenergo Vsevolod Kovalchuk, the agreement was signed in Brussels at the Assembly of the European Network of Transmission System Operators ENTSO-E.

“Our joining, together with the introduction of a new law on the electricity market will allow us to unite markets with neighboring countries, provide for real competition, and help in our fight against monopolies,” Kovalchuk wrote on his Facebook page.

He recalled that for the first time Ukraine applied to join the European energy system in 2006.

“After dozens of negotiations in Europe over the past six months, we were able to defend our right to soon join the European energy network and at the same time break one more needle of energy dependence on the Russian aggressor,” he added.