Shmyhal: Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine will be divided

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said that the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine would be divided into two specialized departments, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

According to him, the issues of separation of the ministry and the creation of the post of the profile minister of ecology are on the agenda.

“It was strange for me when I got to the first meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers, when the Minister of Energy first reported on the state of affairs in the nuclear energy industry, then the coal industry, and then on the Red Book plants and catch of bloodworms. Since then, I have become a supporter that a professional ecologist should be involved in ecology, to whom it is close and who lives with it,” said Shmyhal.

On May 14, the Committee on Environmental Policy and Environmental Management decided on the need to divide the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection into two ministries and will make appropriate recommendations to the government.

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