Buying DTEK two power companies will increase the level of national security, – Poltorak

Покупка ДТЭК двух облэнерго повысит уровень нацбезопасности, - Полтораков

The company’s acquisition of DTEK stock “Kievoblenergo” and “Odesaoblenergo” in the company VS Energy will increase the level of national security of Ukraine

About this on air of the TV channel NewsONE, said political scientist, candidate of political Sciences Alex Poltorak, according to “Ukrainian news” .

“Power companies is a typical example of the so-called critical infrastructure. And it is not just, for example, a pure defense of the country. This social sphere. And certain segments was controlled by the Russian business community. The ultimate beneficiary was in the purchase Babakov, a Russian businessman, and political figure, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, which, incidentally, voted for the annexation of Crimea, that is, it is in the sanctions list there. He now oversees the programs of the Russian associated indirectly with the idea of “Russian world”. Consequently, from the point of view of our national security is (DTEK acquisition of shares of “Kievoblenergo” and “Odesaoblenergo” — ed.) is a definite plus, ” — said Poltorak.

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine at its meeting on 25 April highlighted the resolution of the company “DTEK Naftogaz” on the acquisition of 24.99% of shares of PJSC “Kievoblenergo” and 16.77 percent of JSC “Odessaoblenergo” in the company VS Energy.

“From a strategic perspective, this is a step towards strengthening our national security, and not only energy, but also the security of critical infrastructure. Recall, for example, what events were at the time in Odessa, and how we can use this critical infrastructure in the event of such a hypothetical hard scenarios,” — said O. Poltorak.

Recall, the company is controlled by VS Energy group of businessmen from the Russian Federation headed by the former Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian Federation A. Babakov, who is in the sanctions list of the US and the EU for their active participation in the annexation of the Crimea.

Now VS Energy continues to control five of the Ukrainian power companies — “Zhitomiroblenergo”, “Kirovogradoblenergo”, “Rivneoblenergo”, “Khersonoblenergo” and “Chernivtsioblenergo”.