Energy security as a guarantee of Ukraine’s independence

Shuliak Antonina, Nazarii Shuliak



The article focuses on the energy security of Ukraine as one of the most important priorities of the state. It is proved that the coverage of current volumes of gas imports by the capacity of Ukraine’s own production will allow the state not to depend on the external market conditions and to protect it from Russian Federation’s profiteering. It is stated that it is impossible to achieve energy independence unless a detailed plan has been developed. Such plans are outlined in the Energy Strategy of Ukraine 2030 and 2035. The authors analyze the first steps Ukraine has taken to separate from the energy system shared with Russia and to join European networks.

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energy; security; Ukraine; independence

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