Ukraine Offers to Consider Exporting Electricity to
Aug 13, 2007 - Daily News Bulletin;
Moscow - English
Ukraine is willing to consider exporting
electricity to Lithuania, Ukrainian President Viktor
Yushchenko said on Monday.
Yushchenko, who was speaking
at a meeting with Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus
in the Ukrainian autonomous region of Crimea, also
said a planned energy summit in the Lithuanian capital,
Vilnius, on October 10-11 would be extremely important
One reason is the proposals for "building
up the East-West transportation corridor in order
to diversify [energy] sources and routes for the transportation
of Caspian energy to Europe," the Ukrainian presidential
press service said.
Adamkus, at a news conference
after the meeting, expressed hope that Ukraine would
take part in building a new generating unit for Lithuania's
Ignalina nuclear power plant.
He argued that the unit
would help build an electricity grid extending from
Scandinavia westward and incorporating the Baltic
countries, Poland and Ukraine.
He also credited Russia
with being a leading electricity supplier for the
whole of Europe and argued that, for this reason,
Lithuania needed secure electricity supply arrangements
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