PLOCK, Poland -- Poland and Ukraine hope to set a five-country energy summit in May, says Polish President Lech Kaczynski today after meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yushchenko. Kaczynski says he hoped that Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Georgia will join the summit.
Kaczynski says the summit would envision "a great undertaking" to import oil from Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to Poland, via Georgia and Ukraine to reduce both countries' dependency on Russian energy.
The talks focused on plans to extend Ukraine's Odesa-Brody oil pipeline to Plock, home to the Polish oil company PKN Orlen's main refinery. Orlen currently relies on supplies from Russia.