The president Victor Yushchenko began National Security and Defense Council meeting on consideration of measures for ensuring energy security.
"On the agenda one question which, in my opinion, is equated today to a question of our statehood and our independence is taken out, is a question of urgent measures for ensuring energy security of Ukraine", - Yushchenko told, opening meeting.
He noted that the National Security and Defense Council has to give an assessment to events in the power sphere for the last some weeks.
"I insist that the things which witnesses we became, are things which directly threaten the Ukrainian statehood", - Yushchenko emphasized.
At meeting of council there is a prime minister - the minister Yulia Timoshenko.
We will remind that the National Security and Defense Council postponed meeting on consideration of consequences of gas arrangements for economy of Ukraine three times.
Yushchenko considers necessary to develop the uniform European action program in the energy market.