Statement by Director Lorkowski on the security of supply situation in the Energy Community

21 February 2022

The Secretariat is gravely concerned about the situation in Ukraine in light of the aggression by the Russian Federation that undermines Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The Secretariat is closely monitoring the energy markets and the security of supply situation in Ukraine and the Energy Community region. We will continue to do so in close coordination and cooperation with Ukrainian authorities and other European institutions. The Secretariat will activate the Energy Community Security of Supply Coordination Group in the event of any supply disruption.

The Secretariat supports the diversification of gas supplies to its Contracting Parties, including through reverse gas flows. Opening additional supply routes to Ukraine and all other Contracting Parties remains to be in the Energy Community’s focus. Ukraine also continues to be a key partner of both the EU and the Energy Community members in enabling and maintaining security of gas supply. Unlike some other operators in the Energy Community, its transmission system operator is actually certified in line with European law. Its role as a strategic gas transit country is as important as ever.

The Secretariat also continues to support the process of energy market integration and synchronization of the electricity networks of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova with the Continental European Network. This will contribute to the energy security and resilience of Ukraine.    

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