Energy represents one of Ukraine’s greatest vulnerabilities and sources of potential strength, and must be central to a broader effective and comprehensive economic reform plan.
Energy is the linchpin of Ukraine’s dependence on Russia. The Kremlin has used energy as a weapon not only to exert leverage over Ukraine, but to control its leaders and key power players who are personally enriched via opaque energy deals with Russia.
As such, the energy sector is a critical pillar to building an effective, stable national security and economic strategy for Ukraine.
This strategy must be long-term in scope yet also one that...