The Ukrainian Gas Forum was launched in 2015 as a platform to discuss development paths for the Ukrainian gas sector. Since then, our remit has expanded and the Forum has become a meeting place for stakeholders in Eastern European gas markets. However, our values have not changed: We value expertise and independence. These are not empty words. Our belief in competence and knowledge means that our speakers are chosen more for their expertise than for their title or the company they represent. As far as independence is concerned, we always welcome a lively discussion in which the different views of the panellists are brought up. Jan Hendrik Kopp, research associate, is here presenting our gas market analyses.