Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Landsbergis attends a virtual meeting with G7+ partners on Ukraine energy sector support
On 21 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, remotely attended the U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken’s meeting with G7+ partners on Ukraine energy sector support. Participants of the meeting reaffirmed their collective support for the repair and defense of Ukraine’s energy sector and discussed measures to ensure greater resilience.
“Lithuania contributes to the reconstruction of Ukraine’s energy sector by supplying critical equipment. However, it is equally important to provide the appropriate means to ensure the security of the infrastructure, so decisions on the provision of air defence systems should be taken without delay. Measures to deter Russia from further action are equally important for long-term tangible effects. Therefore, decisions on Rosatom and the inclusion of the entire Russian nuclear energy sector in the EU sanctions lists should be taken without delay,” Landsbergis noted.
With winter approaching, the countries’ coordinated and timely technical, military and financial support is strategically important for Ukraine’s efforts to prepare for the upcoming winter. The meeting also discussed long-term actions, which would help to restore and modernise Ukraine’s energy infrastructure destroyed by Russian attacks and, in the future, to ensure the development of a modern and renewable energy-based economy.
Lithuania is the European Union country that has supplied Ukraine with the most generators and transformers. Our country spares no effort to provide Ukraine with especially needed high-voltage transformers, generators, mobile diesel boilers and other equipment. Lithuania also implemented one of the ongoing reconstruction projects in Ukraine – prepared a project for modernising energy infrastructure in Ukraine’s Mykolaiv region.
The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, representatives of the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and other international organisations, together with the G7+ foreign ministers.