KIEV, February 1. /TASS/. Ukraine continues to import electricity from the European Union in order to reduce еру deficit in the country - 60 mln kWh were supplied to the energy system in January, Ukrainian energy holding DTEK announced on Wednesday.
"In January, DTEK supplied 60 mln kWh of electricity to the energy system of Ukraine. This makes it possible to reduce the deficit in the energy system and shorten the duration of outages," the holding said in its Telegram channel.
The company emphasized that they are ready to import even more electricity from Europe. Deliveries of electricity from the EU, DTEK continued, "may increase to 1 bln kWh per month, which equals consumption volumes of around 4 mln households." However, in order to do it, Ukraine should conclude appropriate agreements with Western partners.
"Thanks to imports, the deficit in the energy system can potentially be reduced in the future by almost half," the holding said.
In early January, Ukraine's Energy Minister German Galushchenko said the country was importing small volumes of electricity from the European Union, but imports had continued since January 1. At the same time, he did not give the exact volumes of imports.