Expert discussion "Gas, as the Kremlin’s weapon. Have our partners learned the lessons of energy blackmail, and what will happen next?"

June 09, 2023

Issues for discussion. "Energy Power Bank", "European Gas Reserve", "Energy Bridge" are the names of projects of various scales that were presented in different years, but never implemented. Which of these projects is realistic, and how can it be implemented in the short term?

On June 6, 2023, the Director of Energy and Infrastructure Programmes of Razumkov Centre V. Omelchenko took part in the expert discussion as a speaker. In his speech, V. Omelchenko, in particular, noted the need to use idle compressor stations of the Ukrainian GTS for flexible electricity generation. He also emphasized that when planning the GTS development, it is expedient to take into account the main European trend — the "green" transition to a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.

Organized by the Energy Freedom by Energy Club, a discussion of professionals in the energy sector representing government structures, central authorities, people's deputies, representatives of the Energy Club member companies and leading industry experts.

The talk show was moderated by Andriy Kulykov. In was broadcast online on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2014–2019)

Mykhailo Gonchar, expert in international energy and security relations

Yevhen Palenka, ex-manager of mining companies, independent energy expert

Leonid Unihovskyi, general director of Naftogazbudinformatyka LLC

Volodymyr Omelchenko, energy programmes director of Razumkov Centre

Oleksiy Dubovskyi, Chairman of the Exchange Committee of the Ukrainian Energy Exchange