26 Dec 2022 15:36

Ukraine to receive generators in int'l aid

MOSCOW. Dec 26 (Interfax) - Twenty-five power generators provided by the Japanese government arrived in Ukraine from December 20 to 25, Ukrainian media reported with reference to the Japanese embassy's social media post.

The Japanese government decided on November 22 to allot an emergency grant of about $2.57 million to support preparations of the Ukrainian energy sector for winter.

"The Japanese government will assist Ukraine via the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) by providing generators and solar lamps to Ukraine," the Japanese Foreign Ministry said at the time.

The United Kingdom has also sent 900 generators and about 15,000 extreme cold weather kits to Ukraine, Ukrainian media reported citing UK Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace as saying.

He said another 10,000 extreme cold weather kits should arrive in Ukraine by Christmas.

The United Arab Emirates would send 2,500 household generators (3.5 kW to 8 kW ones) to Ukrainian civilians, Ukrainian media reported with reference to the local news agency WAM.

About 1,200 of these generators arrived in Warsaw on December 24, and the rest would be shipped in January, it said.

The UAE is providing generators to Ukraine as part of $100 million humanitarian aid.

Kazakhstan has also shipped a batch of generators to Ukraine to equip medical establishments in the Nikolayev, Dnepropetrovsk, and Kharkov regions, Ukrainian media reported with reference to the Ukrainian Health Ministry social media post.

"We have received an excellent New Year gift from the brotherly people of Kazakhstan: 41 powerful generators for our medical establishments. They will be sent to the Nikolayev, Dnepropetrovsk, and Kharkov regions," it said.