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Burisma and the case for Ukrainian energy independence

The reserves are there, but the government needs to help out, says the head of the country's largest independent gas producer

Kiev-based Burisma is striving to help Ukraine to become energy self-sufficient almost two years after the country stopped buying gas directly from neighbouring Russia. The drive to stimulate domestic energy output is critical to Ukraine's desire to break the Kremlin's grip on oil and gas supply as the two countries remain locked in conflict over control of the resource-rich Eastern region. Vadym Pozharskyi, advisor to the board at Burisma, Ukraine's largest private gas producer, believes energy independence must be achieved to safeguard the country's future as a sovereign state as well as its stability and prosperity. "Over the past few years, the Ukrainian government has done more to bo

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