For Ukraine it is dangerous when the energy assets of the country owned by the citizens of Russia, said in comments to the edition «GORDON» the independent expert on energy issues Volodymyr Saprykin.
«These issues need to be resolved at the state level. And this applies to assets in the energy sector but also in banking and other fields. Of course, for Ukraine unsafe when its energy assets owned by foreigners, especially Russians. This problem must be viewed through the prism of energy security of the country. We need to make our energy sector less vulnerable from the outside. But so far nothing for this is not done. You also need to understand that the Russians, who owns energy companies in Ukraine, is seriously at risk. The fear of sanctions, they do not invest in these companies and not upgrade them. This affects the end user,» said Saprykin.
In his opinion, deprivation of citizens of the Russian Federation right of ownership of the energy assets of Ukraine meets the requirements of wartime.
«The state should develop a program to extrude from Ukraine undesirable owners of the energy companies. And the question is: what to do with their assets? We must act in a civilized manner that companies do not «fell». This issue needs to be resolved so that the companies were not violated. Forcing the Russian owners of Ukraine, their companies will need to resell to other owners. Of course, in a peaceful manner discriminate against investors on a national basis is impossible. However, in the midst of fighting, we can take countermeasures, adequate military situation», – said Saprykin.
According to the senior researcher of the Atlantic Council Anders Aslund, in 11 of 24 Ukrainian power companies a significant share is owned by a Russian nationalist, former Deputy speaker of the state Duma Alexander Babakov.
«Are all concerned about Russian cyber attacks on the Ukrainian grid, and at the same time, a significant part is owned by the enemy,» – said Aslund.
In March 2017, the MP from the «popular front» Andrew Levus said that the President should impose sanctions against the company «VS energy international Ukraine», which belongs to Russian businessmen Yevgeny Giner, Babakov and Mikhail Vojvodina, otherwise «will begin the process of national socialization.»
We need to make our energy sector less vulnerable from the outside. But there is nothing to not done is an expert on energy issues Saprykin 30.03.2018