25 Nov 2022 21:57

Europe to step up aid to Ukraine to maintain its power supply infrastructure - von der Leyen

BRUSSELS. Nov 25 (Interfax) - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has vowed that European countries will step up assistance to Ukraine in maintaining its power supply infrastructure, von der Leyen's press service said in a statement following her phone call with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.

"We are intensifying our efforts and working with partners to provide the emergency support Ukraine needs to restore and maintain power and heating for the civilian population," the press release says.

The European Commission is currently preparing to deliver 200 medium-sized transformers and a large autotransformer from Lithuania, a medium-sized autotransformer from Latvia, and 40 heavy generators from Romania.

The European Commission is also working on setting up a new energy hub in Poland.