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Ukraine’s Ministry of Energy urges global energy companies to give part of the profits to Kiev

MOSCOW, March 30 – RIA Novosti. Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko declarationHe said major international energy companies, which have “made incredible profits” from the conflict, should send some of the money to restore the country’s energy infrastructure.

“Many energy companies are making huge unexpected profits from the war. We’ve valued over $200 billion… I think it’s fair to share that money with Ukraine. I mean helping us rebuild the energy sector.” , – Galushchenko said in an interview with the European edition of Politico.

According to the publication, the amount indicated by the head of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine is often referred to as 2022 profits of the five leading companies – BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Total and Shell.

He also urged the West to “close the loopholes” in sanctions on the sale of Russian energy and said that Kiev could provide alternative nuclear fuel so that some EU countries could get rid of dependence on Russian resources.

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Earlier, Bloomberg, citing Volodymyr Kudrytsky, chairman of the board of directors of national energy company Ukrenergo, reported that direct damage from the Russian attacks to Ukraine’s energy system would amount to hundreds of millions of dollars and economic losses to billions.

The attacks on the Ukrainian infrastructure of the Russian Armed Forces began on October 10, 2022, two days after the terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge, behind which, according to the Russian authorities, the Ukrainian special services were located. Attacks are being carried out against energy, defense industry, military command and communication facilities throughout the country. After the November 15 strikes, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said nearly half of the country’s energy system was down. In December, Volodymyr Zelensky said that it is now impossible to completely restore Ukraine’s energy system. According to him, at least 1.5 billion euros are required for the surface restoration of energy facilities.

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