Europe interested in uniting Ukrainian and European energy grids

11:53, 27 January 2009
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European Commission President said

Europe is interested in uniting Ukrainian and European electric and energy grids.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso claimed this at  joint press conference with President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko.

J.Barroso stressed that, during the bilateral negotiations, the sides did not discuss the opportunity of signing direct contracts between Ukraine and EU on Russian gas transit.

According to him, the parties did not discuss any concrete commercial projects.

J.Barroso stressed that the parties expressed their interest in uniting Ukrainian and European electric and energy grids.

In his turn, President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko emphasized the importance of Ukraine’s joining the European agreement on energy collaboration as early as this year.

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