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 Ukraine may abandon Russian gas import in two years - Poroshenko


President Petro Poroshenko believes that Ukraine will be drop importing gas from Russia in two years.

He stated this, speaking at the University of Zurich, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainian News.

"I am fully confident that in two years, we will not need Russian gas at all. This is a very important factor in energy independence," the president said.

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Poroshenko stressed that in six years Ukraine has managed to reduce gas exports from 70 to 40 billion cbm. According to him, measures to increase energy efficiency will produce results.

The president also believes that the Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities with a total capacity of 31 billion cbm may become an important factor in the European energy security.

Read also: Ukraine reduced gas consumption by 16% in 2014

In 2014, Ukraine has reduced natural gas consumption by 16%, or by 7.8 billion cbm down to 42.6 billion cbm.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n320602