Ukraine needs supplies of electrical equipment from former Soviet Union countries - deputy energy minister
MOSCOW. Nov 11 (Interfax) - Deputy Energy Minister for Digital Development, Digital Transformation and Digitalization of Ukraine Farid Safarov has asked representatives of international organizations to facilitate the supply of electrical equipment to Ukraine from the former Soviet Union countries, in particular Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
Safarov made this request during a seminar with representatives of UN organizations for the coordination and logistics of assistance to the Ukrainian energy sector, the Ukrainian media reported, citing the Energy Ministry's website.
"He asked representatives of international organizations participating in the seminar to facilitate the supply of equipment that would be compatible with the Ukrainian energy system from the former Soviet Union countries, in particular Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan," the ministry said.
Ukrainian power equipment often differs from the European equipment by its technical characteristics, which causes difficulties in the identification and supply of the required equipment by international partners, Safarov said.
"We have a list of 15,000 items from the power companies according to their needs. Another priority list of urgent needs required by the power companies to remove damage to the power system has also been compiled since October 10," he said.
Ukraine received 145 shipments of humanitarian aid from the European Union and the United Kingdom since the outbreak of the crisis, the ministry said. Humanitarian aid donors include the power companies and governments of Austria, the UK, Poland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, France, Latvia, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Ireland, Norway, North Macedonia, Switzerland, and Hungary.