30 Dec 2022 11:29

Finland sends power transformers, small-sized generators to Ukraine

MOSCOW. Dec 30 (Interfax) - Finland sent five trucks with material assistance, including power transformers and small-sized generators, to Ukraine before Christmas, the Finnish Interior Ministry said.

Trucks carrying power transformers were dispatched to Ukraine on December 22 to help maintain power supply in Ukraine, Ukrainian media said, citing the Finnish ministry's website. Four trucks sent on December 19 and December 20 delivered hospital supplies, water purification materials and small-sized generators.

Finland also provided school equipment to Ukraine for the first time.

"The Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment are preparing, in cooperation with various actors, new assistance packages for the energy sector. These will include, for example, heating equipment, backup power plants, power supply systems, transformers, and various components for the power grid," the ministry said.

Finland has sent 55 trucks with civilian material assistance to Ukraine this year.

Six fire engines and 13 ambulances were also sent to Ukraine. Bus companies provided about 20 buses, five of which were delivered in early December.

The monetary value of civilian material assistance stands at around 5 million euros, and aid packages worth several million euros are being prepared. The total weight of this aid is some 500 tonnes.