Statement by the Secretary General of the Energy Charter on the Crisis in Ukraine

I am deeply concerned about the situation in Ukraine and the current tensions between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, both of whom are members of the Energy Charter Conference and signatories of the European Energy Charter of 1991. My particular concern is that the developments may pose a threat to energy security. With regard to the urgent need to address an imminent threat to peace, I call on the parties to act in line with the principles of international law and their international commitments. I urge both parties to refrain from any action that could provoke an energy security crisis in the Energy Charter constituency.

March 20, 2014 - Urban Rusnák