Orlen Synthos Green Energy, established by the Polish PKN Orlen and Synthos Green Energy, plans to implement an investment project that will allow importing electricity from Ukraine, according to a statement on the PKN Orlen website.
“Electricity that could be transferred to Poland will come from the Khmelnytsky NPP in Ukraine. Its import based on the modernized infrastructure will help meet the needs of the Polish industry and reduce Poland’s dependence on hydrocarbon-based energy sources,” the company informed.
At the same time, Orlen Synthos Green Energy is called upon to carry out the process of technical measures necessary for the implementation of this project.
“This is another project that Orlen Synthos Green Energy plans to invest in,” PKN Orlen emphasized.
In particular, the company will also be responsible for the preparation and commercialization of micro and small nuclear reactor (MMR and SMR) technologies in Poland.
Systematic support for Ukraine with a plan to restore it for EUR100 billion, tougher sanctions against Russia and overall energy independence are the main postulates that Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki presented at a meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels on March 1.
According to the report on the website of the Polish government, Morawiecki stressed the need for a broader view of the Ukrainian issue.
“It is also very important to prepare an investment package for Ukraine, because the economy needs new investments and new jobs, and energy security is necessary as an important element of recovery after the war, which may end soon,” the official said.
According to him, this will also lead to the fact that this part of Europe will finally become independent of Russian gas, oil and coal.
“This is a necessary condition for peace to reign here in the long term,” the prime minister of Poland summed up.
During his visit to Brussels, Morawiecki demanded the most detailed package of sanctions and stressed that it was necessary.
The international bus carrier Ecolines, which includes the Ukrainian carrier Autolux, is resuming trips from Kyiv to Gdansk and Torun (Poland) from June 25.
According to the company’s website, it is also planned to resume trips from Kyiv to Zielona Gora from July 1.
As previously reported, Ecolines launched traffic from Kyiv to Wroclaw on June 22, and from Kyiv and Odesa to Minsk on June 25.
Polish Ambassador in Kyiv Bartosz Cichocki and his Israeli counterpart Joel Lion have said that honoring people who “actively propagated ethnic cleansings” is insulting and are expecting the Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA) and the Lviv Regional Council to join “efforts to seek the truth” in this issue. “We are seriously concerned and saddened that representatives of Ukrainian authorities of various levels, including the Lviv Regional Council and the KCSA, still mark historical events and honor persons who must be condemned once and for all,” the ambassadors said in a joint statement.
They thus are alarmed by the fact on December 24, the Lviv Regional Council issued a resolution, which implies the allocation of public funds in 2020 to honor the memory of one of the leaders of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN, which is banned in Russia) Andriy Melnyk, as well as writer and statesman Ivan Lypa and his son and public figure Yuriy Lypa.
“In addition, on January 1, the Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA) placed a banner with a portrait of Stepan Bandera on its building. Remembering our innocent brothers and sisters killed in 1939-1945 on the occupied Polish territories, which are currently part of Ukraine, we, the ambassadors of Poland and Israel, believe that honoring people, who have actively propagated ethnic purges, is an insult, and leads to the opposite result in the fight against anti-Semitism and in the reconciliation process between our peoples,” the statement reads.
In this connection, the ambassadors are expecting the Lviv Regional Council and the KCSA to join the dialogue seeking the truth.
“On our part, we stand ready to promote better cooperation between various institutions in Israel and Poland, including with Yad Vashem and with the Institute of National Remembrance,” the statement said.
As reported, a procession with torches marking Bandera’s 111th birth anniversary took place in downtown Kyiv in the evening on January 1.
According to media reports, about 1,500 attended the event.
About 2,000 attended the torch march that marked Bandera’s birth anniversary in 2019.