Starting to import electricity from Russia, Ukraine is undermining its prospects for integration into the European Union, People’s Deputy from the European Solidarity faction Ivanna Klimpush-Tsintsadze said.
Ukraine’s energy security and EU’s integration were threatened due to the import of electricity from Russia, which is beneficial to “one particular oligarch,” the people’s deputy from the European Solidarity faction, chairman of the parliamentary committee for integration, said on air of the Freedom of Speech by Savik Shuster program Ukraine with the EU Ivanna Klimpush-Tsintsadze.
So she commented on the bill passed by parliament with the amendment to the head of the committee on energy and housing and communal services Andrei Gerus, which opened the import.
“By opening this loophole for the purchase of electricity, today we are making ourselves more vulnerable to another Russian influence. Moreover, when you are told that you can buy the same electricity from Belarus, this is also a manipulation. Because Belarus is an energy-deficient country today. It has nothing sell. It can sell electricity purely Russian, «said the people’s deputy.
The politician emphasized that at low prices, electricity from Russia is supplied to the ferroalloy plants of Igor Kolomoisky.
“When you are told that this means that prices will decrease, again, this is manipulation. At these cheap prices, electricity is purchased for specific enterprises of one particular oligarch, which is today in ferroalloy plants. One of its ferroalloy plants uses more energy than Ternopol and Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast together. The second ferroalloy plant uses as much energy as half of Zaporizhzhya Oblast. Obviously, it is interested in increasing its revenues. And due to our vulnerability to pressure Someone is trying to earn money from the aggressor Russia, «Klimpush-Tsintsadze said.
Ukraine will not be able to fulfill its obligation to disconnect from the energy system of Russia and Belarus in 2022 if it continues to import, she added.