28 Feb 2023 16:49

Sweden to contribute $30 mln to Ukraine Energy Support Fund

MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - The Swedish government has decided to contribute nearly $30 million to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund, Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko said following a meeting with Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Ebba Busch in Stockholm.

"Apart from that, Sweden will disburse funds for supporting the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] mission working at all Ukrainian nuclear power plants," Ukrainian media reported with reference to Galushchenko's statement as quoted by the Energy Ministry on social media.

Ukraine has been regularly receiving assistance from its international partners both in monetary terms and in terms of equipment to help restore its damaged energy facilities, he said.

As reported, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund set up by the Energy Community Secretariat in April 2022 accumulated 144.366 million euros as of February 1, 2023.

The Energy Ministry said 108 euros of this sum has been disbursed for procuring energy equipment, fuel, and services for meeting critical needs of Ukrainian energy companies.

The fund's donors are Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, Austria, Denmark, the European Commission, the German bank KfW, and the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA).