On the values-based policy ​​in the context of energy market liberalisation

July 01, 2022

Speaking about the scale of the most recent achievements of NEC "Ukrenergo", I suggest analysing the current situation in two other post-Soviet countries.

Georgia. The energy regulator said that their country will continue to import electricity from Russia, because it is cheaper than kilowatts from Turkey or Azerbaijan. Instead of energy freedom, they continue to stay under the yoke, obviously, due to the influence of the clan of the former President Ivanishvili, one of the shareholders of Gazprom. So, it is not surprising that Georgia was not granted the status of a candidate for the EU membership: the reason is in its cooperation with the aggressor.

Lithuania. The Ministry of Energy announced that it will install 4 accumulators with the aggregate capacity of 200 MW to ensure stable operation of the energy system in the event of disconnection from the BRELL (Belarus-Russia-Estonia-Latvia-Lithuania) energy ring. This means that Lithuanians have irreversibly chosen freedom, solidarity, and distance themselves from savages. Synchronisation of the Baltic countries with the energy system of continental Europe will be completed by 2025.

Ukraine. Synchronisation of the power system with continental Europe was completed ahead of schedule (initially planned for 2023), a few hours before the full-scale Russian invasion. Despite the irruption of orcs, the infrastructure has been working reliably for the fourth month in a row, and since yesterday, domestic electricity has been freely exported to the EU. 

What did I want to say with this comment? Ukraine is a European state of strong and free people who are able to overcome the most difficult challenges together. Victory is in sight!


Maksym Bielawski

Leading Expert, Energy Programmes

Born in 1986 in Zhytomyr oblast


Zhytomyr State Technological University (2008)

Ph.D in Technical Science (2010)

Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (2012)

Author of 17 patents and 100 scientific works

Work Experience:

2008 – 2011 — Operator of Gas Infrastructure Units, Controller of Gas Transmission System in Rivne Division of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2011 – 2017 — Leading Engineer, Deputy Head of Press-Service, Head of Public Relation Department of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2017 – 2018 — HR Director of PJSC "Maine Gas Pipelines of Ukraine", Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine

2021 — Director of Integrated Communications of NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine"