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14:42 22 Oct 2021

Ukraine will cooperate with Moldova in gas supply issues given the crisis - Kuleba

Ukraine will cooperate with Moldova in gas supply issues in view of the crisis the country finds itself in.

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated this at a joint press conference with his Moldovan counterpart, Nicolae Popescu, in Kyiv, Ukrinform reports.

"An important topic of our talks was the energy security of Moldova and Ukraine. We have already provided some assistance to Moldova and will continue to cooperate in gas supply. Ukraine's solidarity with Moldova in difficult times is beyond doubt. Together, we can overcome any pressure from the Russian Federation," Kuleba said.

He added the Ukrainian party also sought to develop trade relations with Moldova, in particular, it would like to see Ukrainian companies in the Moldovan electricity market.

In turn, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Popescu noted that the talks with his Ukrainian counterpart on energy issues were "very good."

He also said that he had meetings at Naftogaz yesterday.

"Moldova is experiencing a gas supply crisis, and Ukraine has expressed very strong support for gas supplies and energy security over the past few weeks. We're grateful for this support and hope that it will continue," Popescu said.

Note

The Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavrilița stated that a state of emergency would be declared in the country due to the gas crisis.

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