newsGunther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy, believes that Ukraine could become independent of Russian gas by joining the European Energy Community. He cited four advantages of Ukraine’s entry into the community: reforms in the energy sector will allow Ukraine to attract investment and develop its powerful internal energy sources; reforms of the gas sector, in accordance with the rules of the Energy Community will provide Ukraine with access to the large EU gas market, and hence the ability to export own gas to the EU; membership in the Energy Community involves joint with the EU diversification of supply; gradual integration into the EU energy market will help improve the competitiveness and balance of the Ukrainian energy market.

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