Media Note
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 15, 2009


U.S. Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy, Ambassador Richard L. Morningstar, will travel to Sweden, Russia and Ukraine from June 15 –20, 2009.

Following a visit to Stockholm in preparation for their upcoming European Union Presidency, Special Envoy Morningstar will lead a delegation to Moscow to reinvigorate a dialogue on energy by meeting with key officials including Russian Minister of Energy Sergei Shmatko and Gazprom Chariman Alexei Miller. The delegation then will travel to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan, and other key government officials to discuss energy sector issues and how to avoid future gas crises.



PRN: 2009/593