10 Jan 2024 14:44

Japan supports Ukrainian energy sector

MOSCOW. Jan 10 (Interfax) - Japan has purchased large-sized equipment with a total capacity of around 200 MW, in particular, five gas turbine units and seven large power transformers, for Ukraine as part of its support for the energy sector.

This was stated at a meeting between Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa in Kiev, Ukrainian media reported. The equipment has been purchased and is being delivered by the Japanese government in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

"This is very important equipment. There is part of it still on its way, but two autotransformers have already been installed earlier, and now we are talking about two more similar ones, as well as five gas turbines and seven large power transformers. This is about decentralization of the power system and an additional 200 MW of capacity," Galushchenko said at a press briefing following the meeting.

The Japanese minister also met with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and Prime Minister Denis Shmygal in Kiev.

It is reported, in particular, that Shmygal thanked for the attention paid to Ukraine in the G7 agenda and expressed gratitude to Japan for its comprehensive support, as well as for its substantial humanitarian and financial assistance, in particular, for the decision to allocate $1 billion to ensure humanitarian projects and restoration with the willingness to increase this amount to $4.5 billion via arrangements of international institutions.