Ukraine was the breadbasket and the energy engine for the Soviet Union. It was also the main energy transit route connecting the East to Europe. Now, after years of underinvestment in production it faces an energy deficit, and due to the uncertain political and security environment its role of gas transistor is rapidly disappearing. How can Ukraine meet its energy shortfall? What is the opportunity to invest in the Ukraine in this sky high energy price environment? What is the political environment inside the country and what do Ukrainians make of the Russian threat? To give us an independent overview of Ukraine and its energy sector is Robert Bensh. Robert is an independent oil and gas executive with 20 years experience operating in Ukraine.