Ukraine has started exporting electricity to the European Union via Romania, Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Thursday evening. The President said Ukraine is preparing to up its deliveries of electricity, which he says are capable of replacing a substantial part of the Russian gas consumed by Europeans. Ukraine was connected to the Russian electricity grid prior to its invasion on February 24, after which date it functioned independently. In mid-March, the Ukrainian electricity network was connected to the European one. „As of today, Ukraine can export electricity to the EU market. It will provide an additional source of electricity for the EU. And much-needed revenues to Ukraine”, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a tweet on Thursday.