Batkivshchyna Party Leader Yulia Tymoshenko believes Ukraine should begin the process of reforming the energy sector and developing its own oil and gas fields, which will allow it to become energy independent and provide gas to the country at affordable prices.
“Ukraine needs to immediately start the large-scale extraction of its own gas, because we have almost a trillion cubic meters of explored gas. We have a calculated plan that is part of the New Course for Ukraine, and we are ready to proceed with it if we are successful in the parliamentary elections,” Yulia Tymoshenko said on the program “Great Evening” on channel NewsOne.
According to the politician, if Ukraine starts using the best deep drilling and gas extraction technologies, it will be able to meet all its gas needs in 5 years.
The Head of the Batkivshchyna Party also stressed that the claim that today Ukraine consumes European rather than Russian gas is a deception of Ukrainian society.
“There is no need to mislead people! For five years Poroshenko’s government consumed Russian gas, which entered Ukraine without transportation through Mars or space..They used documents and technical mumbo jumbo to show that this gas is coming from Europe,” said the parliamentarian.
Yulia Tymoshenko also emphasized that today President Zelensky has enough authority to reduce tariffs for the population. He can do so by canceling the decisions of the Government of Volodymyr Groysman to increase gas prices and also by appointing new members of NERC.
“I advised the President to do these two things and gave the corresponding draft documents to the head of his administration,” said the politician, adding that Ukrainian gas should be sold to the population and an audit conducted of the work of Naftogaz of Ukraine to stop the system of corrupt earnings.