In 2009 “EnergyTransparency” Association was launched to unite the efforts of Ukrainian NGOs working on transparency and accountability in the extractive industries. In January 2014, the association became a PWYP affiliated coalition. Members, particularly those in eastern Ukraine, are having a difficult time operating because of the crisis. Nevertheless, the coalition has been working on addressing the legal obstacles currently preventing a full and effective implementation of EITI. The coalition has also been engaging with the government on the introduction of a mandatory disclosure law that would oblige extractive companies to publish what they pay. They also work to inform communities living by extractive sites of the impacts and benefits of the project.