Deputy Ministers of Energy of Ukraine Yaroslav Demchenkov and Svitlana Hrynchuk met with Stephen Kossoff, Director of Development at the British Embassy in Ukraine.
The parties discussed areas of cooperation in strengthening the energy system and rebuilding the Ukrainian energy sector after massive russian attacks, as well as its restoration on the basis of a «green» transition and decarbonisation.
In particular, the meeting focused on the prospects for using the opportunities of the Clean Energy Partnership, which was announced by the members of the G7+ Coordination Group to support Ukraine's energy system and the Government of Ukraine in London during the Ukraine Recovery Conference in London.
The parties paid special attention to the prospects for developing cooperation within the framework of the Innovate Ukraine Green Innovation Challenge Fund, which was established during the visit of the Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Galushchenko to London. So far, about 60 applications have been submitted to the Fund for implementation.
Yaroslav Demchenkov thanked the British side for its assistance to the Ukrainian energy sector and its commitment to rebuild the infrastructure destroyed by the enemy on the basis of a «gree» transition, and stressed that the UK is one of the world leaders that demonstrates to other countries how to realise their aspirations and potential for the transition to carbon-free energy.
Svitlana Hrynchuk, in turn, briefed the British side on Ukraine's preparations for the autumn-winter period, which will take place in the context of continued targeted russian attacks on energy infrastructure.
The Deputy Minister also thanked the British side for its assistance in the preparation of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2050, presented by Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko, and stressed Ukraine's interest in providing recommendations from British experts to the draft Action Plan for the implementation of the strategy.