KIEV, February 23. /TASS/. Ukraine plans to disconnect from the Belarusian and Russian energy systems by the end of 2023 and integrate into the European one in 2023, the country's Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba announced on Tuesday.
"Since the Soviet times, the Ukrainian power grid has been a part of the single network that includes Belarus and Russia. But we want to break away from this network and make the Ukrainian power grid an integrated part of the European network. We plan to do this by the end of 2023," Kuleba said. He specified that after this "the flow of electricity from Belarus will become physically impossible."
The Ukrainian government had previously talked about the need to disconnect from the unified power system with Russia and Belarus and integrate into the European one, but did not name the exact date.