Ukraine 70% is provided by gas supplies from member countries of the European Union, the challenge in 10 years to become completely energy independent government, said in the Verkhovna Rada, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
"The goal that put the Government in 10 years, Ukraine has to become completely energy independent state. We must abandon the Russian relationship, " he said. He noticed that in order to accelerate this process it is necessary to increase the volume of natural gas production in the country, BelTA news Agency." The government is offering for your consideration a package of changes regarding rates and rates of production in the energy sector ", - said the head of government.
Yatsenyuk said that these proposals will not apply to agreements on mutual activities." This activity should be taxed 70 per cent, " He said. The Prime Minister said that the organization, which will Express the desire to produce gas, will receive from the government " preferential (preferential) tax regime ". Yatsenyuk suggested that in the case of intensification of energy production, the introduction of preferential tax treatment and the implementation of energy efficiency measures, the Goal of achieving energy independence can be achieved in 5 years, but it does " work hard ". In February, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the country receives from the EU 67% of gas from Russia comes only 33%, while maintaining the pace of diversification of sources of supply in the near future Kiev at all can get rid of gas from Russia. First print edition OPINION reported that the gas purchased by Ukraine in the European Union, European only from a formal point of view. In fact this is the same gas from Russia, which the EU traders resell Kiev. January 19, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that after two years the country will be able to do without Russian gas. January 10, Hungary resumed gas supplies to Ukraine, but Poland has stopped supplying the reverse to Ukraine for the period from January of this year. Europe actively spends the accumulation of gas from its underground storages due to restrictions on the supply of Russian gas and reverse gas supplies to Ukraine.