Secretariat starts cooperation with Ukrhydronergo in seeking recovery of damages caused by Russia’s attacks
The Energy Community Secretariat and Ukrhydroenergo have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on legal measures against Russia for damage to energy infrastructure and the environment.
The Secretariat and Ukrhydroenergo will cooperate to coordinate strategic and legal support for the company's claims against Russia and its agents for compensation for infrastructure, commercial and environmental damage caused by the military invasion of Ukraine.
"Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion and to this day, the aggressor has not stopped launching missile strikes at Ukraine's energy facilities, including hydropower facilities. Since last fall, more than 50 missile strikes have been launched at our facilities. The Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant was blown up... The enemy continues to damage hydroelectric generation. Therefore, we hope that cooperation with the Energy Community Secretariat will make it possible to hold the aggressor country accountable for the damage caused, help restore justice and assist the company in restoring its facilities," said CEO Ihor Syrota.
Deputy Director Energy Community Dirk Buschle said: “We are eager to start working with our colleagues at Ukrhydroenergo to find the best course of action for justice to be served. In this context, we will also explore options for recovery of damages for the dramatic environmental consequences following the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam”.
The document also provides that the Secretariat will provide assistance related to the reconstruction and rehabilitation of energy infrastructure, support for the reconstruction and increase of the share of electricity from renewable sources in the energy balance of Ukraine.