The state Department welcomes the reform of the Ukrainian gas transportation system

WASHINGTON, 25 Aug – RIA Novosti. U.S. welcomes important step in reforming the Ukrainian gas transportation system, which was announced today, the companies “Naftogaz” and “gas pipelines of Ukraine”, is spoken in the message of the US state Department.

Previously, “Naftogaz” reported that the Supervisory Board of “Naftogaz” and “Trunk pipelines of Ukraine” agreed on a roadmap for the transfer of the last functions of the operator of the Ukrainian gas transportation system.

“The United States is pleased to announce that the government of Ukraine has announced an important step taken today, and associated with the reform of the Ukrainian energy sector. The Supervisory boards of Ukrainian state “Naftogaz” and “Trunk pipelines of Ukraine” signed a Memorandum of understanding, pledging to transfer part of functions of “Naftogaz” “Main gas pipelines of Ukraine”. This reform is negotiated with the policy-oriented free market, called for by the EU, the United States and the international community”, — stated in the message

It is also noted that the Deputy Secretary of Energy Frank Fannon was on a working visit to Kiev, where he held meetings with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman. This meeting played a key role in the conclusion of this Memorandum. Also, Fanon emphasized the strong opposition to the construction of “Nord stream-2”.

The state Department also stressed that “the agreement committed to the establishment of a gas system transmission operator, which will operate in accordance with the standards of anti-corruption and corporate governance”.

The administration of the trump evaluates these actions as a positive step for Ukraine, concluded the Agency.