Ukraine has become a member of the “European Energy Union”.
The president’s office said so in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports.
The Ukrainian electricity network operator of the national energy company Ukrenergo, together with its European colleagues, has completed the unification of the national and European energy systems.
Thus, Ukraine’s power system is fully synchronized with the ENTSO-E power grid of continental Europe.
“The Ukrainian and European energy systems are already working synchronously,” the head of state said.
He recalled that at night when Russia started the war against Ukraine, Ukraine disconnected from the Russian and Belarusian energy systems and will never return.
“The enemy expected that the Ukrainian energy system would collapse, which we would not be able to cope with, so they seized the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, bombed deliberately and continue to bomb thermal power plants in cities and Ukrainian power lines. But the Ukrainian energy system has worked in a stable, balanced and stable manner for 21 days of war, which has been recognized by the Europeans. And from today we are no longer we And from today, Ukrainian electricity flows to Europe, European electricity to Ukraine,” Zelenskyy said.
According to him, the Ukrainian energy system now has reliable energy reserves located beyond the western border, so it is protected from attacks by the occupier.
“I thank all EU Member States, personally Mrs Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson and the dozens of people from the Ukrainian and European sides who have worked day and night during those days of war. , so that today we can say this: Ukraine is in the “energy EU”. Now we have the unified energy circulation system from Lisbon to Mariupol. Ukraine is in the ‘energy euro zone.’ We cannot be convinced,” the president said. .
As Ukrainian News Agency reported earlier, Zelenskyy said that the decision of the leaders of the countries of the European Union to support Ukraine’s European integration now passes to the level of the European Commission and that the European Union must do more to implement it.