Svitlana Zalishchuk has been appointed international affairs advisor to the Naftogaz CEO. She will coordinate Naftogaz Group’s cooperation with international partners, including G7 officials, and will perform senior level representative functions. Counteracting Nord Stream 2 will be one of her priorities.
“Over the past several years, the Naftogaz team has managed to hold back the completion of Nord Stream 2 significantly. Nevertheless, we are still far from victory, and Ukraine still needs to win its battle against Russia’s geopolitical pipeline. We are currently working on several scenarios to stop Nord Stream 2. We need to mobilize all branches of power in Ukraine and must ensure clear and consistent coordination with our international partners, who realize the threat posed by the pipeline to the whole of Europe. These are my priorities as I see them,” Svitlana Zalishchuk commented on her appointment.
Ms Zalishchuk has vast experience in international relations. Before joining Naftogaz, she was foreign policy advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. Svitlana was elected to the Ukrainian parliament in 2014. While serving as a member of parliament, she headed the Subcommittee of the Parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation and European Integration. She also participated in Ukrainian delegations to PACE and the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee. Ms Zalishchuk is a graduate of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.
The Naftogaz stakeholder relations management team also includes Myron Wasylyk and Roman Suprun.
As reported earlier, Naftogaz urges not to lift US sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 project.