7 Mar 2023 12:32

Ukraine receives assistance for its energy sector from 30 countries - energy minister

MOSCOW. March 7 (Interfax) - Under the Energy Ministry's coordination, Ukraine has received 450 humanitarian aid batches with energy equipment weighing over 5,650 tonnes over the past year, Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko said.

"The equipment received by Ukraine includes more than 1,700 generators, about 1,000 transformers, mobile gas boilers, special equipment, high-voltage equipment for repairing power lines, a mobile cable laboratory, and many materials," Ukrainian media quoted Galushchenko as saying in a statement circulated by the ministry on social media.

Thanks to this assistance, Ukraine managed to restore the operation of a large number of its power infrastructure facilities, he said.

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine has been provided by more than 30 countries , such as Austria, the United Kingdom, Poland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, France, Latvia, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Ireland, Norway, North Macedonia, Switzerland, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, as well as Azerbaijan, Japan, South Korea, Canada and the United States, according to the statement.

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