Poland donates 20 train cars of electrical equipment to Ukraine
KYIV. May 19 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Polish companies assisted by the Polish Power Transmission and Distribution Association have donated 20 train cars of electrical equipment to Ukrainian power specialists, the Ukrainian Energy Ministry said on its website on Thursday.
"Electrical equipment, transmission towers, transformers, generators, and power cables donated by Polish companies through assistance from the Polish Power Transmission and Distribution Association have been shipped to seven regions of Ukraine," it said.
The first two shipments of equipment donated by Polish companies have been distributed among power transmission operators in the Kyiv, Odesa, Zaporizhzhya, Luhansk, Chernihiv, Mykolayiv, and Sumy regions, and a third shipment has yet to be distributed, it said.
"We are really thankful to our Polish colleagues for assistance in restoring our power infrastructure," Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said.
In all, the assistance from Polish companies amounts to over 12,500 items of equipment, including powerline hardware, power transformers, reserve supply generators, over 400 ferroconcrete transmission towers, and over 65 kilometers and 7.3 tonnes of power cables and wires, it said.