Ukraine asks US for "gas lend-lease" — PM Shmyhal
26 July, 2022

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has appealed to the US government to provide a "gas lend-lease" to ensure a stable heating season, announced Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

"Preparations for the most difficult winter in our history continue, and in this preparation we are looking for all possible tools to be ready for any scenario," the prime minister said.

According to him, in the conditions of a total war against a bigger enemy, the country needs to accumulate all possible resources in order to win.

How would it work?

Back in June, Foreign Policy wrote that Ukraine offered the United States an agreement on the supply of liquefied natural gas under the lend-lease scheme.

The proposals included providing international financing to buy natural gas from major exporters in the Middle East and North Africa, developing alternative supply routes and a possible lend-lease agreement with Washington to import American liquefied natural gas.

According to the lend-lease plan, Ukraine wants to receive about 6 billion cubic meters of LNG, which will be delivered to Europe and enter the country through a pipeline.

At the same time, the Ukrainian side plans to settle with the United States after domestic gas production is increased.