The intention of Ukraine to build the range of the hydroelectric power stations at Dniester River that will become the part of the united Dniester hydroelectric complex is the stumbling block in the relations between Kyiv and Kishinev as AVA.MD explained in the article.
‘The Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip and the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman signed the Road-Map on Development of Ukrainian-Moldovan cooperation in 2017 in Kyiv. It provides the accomplishments of the talks on three main issues and one of them is the settlement of the operation conditions of the Dniester hydroelectric complex. It was announced that the Moldovan-Ukrainian working commission will be made to hold the expertise the projects’, the edition reminded.
‘The intention to cooperate with Kishinev, hold the ecological inspections and to involve the European specialists seem to be very attractive. But there is the slight hitch. The level of corruption in Ukraine and Moldova makes to hesitate that the successful result will be achieved’, the article emphasized.
AVA.MD noted that there is the ground for the hesitation.
‘Ten stations of Dnieper and Dniester cascade are the part of the PAO Ukrgidroenergo. The head of the enterprise is Igor Syrota, who was under the consideration of the journalists many times. The one of the pretension to him was the presence of the diploma about higher education of the doubtful provenance. His first education is medical and according to the diploma he is not the specialist on energetic but the dental technician. Also he could be not only dismissed but also prosecuted in 2014. The unscheduled audit shown that the management of the PAO Ukrgidroenergo overpaid to NPO Ukrgidroenergostroy about 15.5 million of dollars’, the portal wrote.
The Moldovan journalists note that there are the questions to his infamous assistant who is responsible for purchase Zoryana Steshenko, who does not have the proper education for work in energetic sphere.
Also, the article noted that the Ukrainian program of the development of the hydro energetic sphere until 2026 provides the plans of the development of the Novodniester pumped storage power station. However, the Ukrainian specialists noted that there is no issue of the development of the small hydropower in the program. ‘The megaprojects today are the tribute to the past and the great source of the various downfalls of the construction works. Possibly, this issue should be discussed within the work of the Ukrainian-Moldova commission. For shared benefit’, AVA.MD concluded.