Kyiv is grateful to Brussels for its support of the processes to enhance the country’s energy independence, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said at a press conference in Luxembourg on Monday, after a meeting of the Ukraine – European Union Cooperation Council.

"During today’s talks, we also dwelled on the issue of energy independence of Ukraine and its role in the formation of the European energy market. We are grateful to European partners for the support of Ukraine in implementation of these goals," he said, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

Azarov said that they were also discussing the use of the capacity of the Ukrainian gas transportation system, the Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities and the transformation of Ukraine into a European energy hub.

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