The European Commission welcomed the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday enabling gas flows from Slovakia to Ukraine.
“I warmly congratulate all parties involved on the breakthrough in the negotiations on gas flows from Slovakia to Ukraine. This is an important first step to diversify Ukraine’s sources of gas supply and contributes to greater energy security in Eastern Europe and the EU as a whole. It shows the EU’s strong commitment in support of Ukraine’s energy sector, which is also reflected in the economic and financial package the Union has swiftly provided for Ukraine in the past weeks. I would like to thank Energy Commissioner Oettinger and his team, who played a central role in paving the way for today’s agreement.” President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso said.