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Energy Community convenes emergency meeting for the security of supply in Ukraine and Moldova

Ukraine and Moldova presented their specific emergency needs following the Russian attack on Ukrainian territory at the emergency meeting of the Energy Community Security of Supply Coordination Group.

At the meeting, the electricity systems of Ukraine and Moldova were assessed as reliable and stable during isolated mode operation, in spite of the extremely challenging circumstances.

On the other hand, it was underlined that an accelerated emergency synchronisation of electricity systems of the two countries is needed to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply, including safe operation of nuclear power plants in Ukraine. The Ukrainian side also expressed a need for a supply of fuels such as coal and diesel.

The Energy Community secretariat informs that Ukraine confirmed its continued efforts to fulfil obligations for the transit of Russian gas through its territory.

Coordinated technical and regulatory measures were discussed to enable reverse flow on the Trans-Balkan Pipeline towards Ukraine, under the South-East European Gas Initiative (SEEGAS).

In addition, the implications on the energy security of Energy Community Contracting Parties and the EU Member States were discussed at the meeting.

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