On the instructions of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues cooperating actively with international partners to restore the energy infrastructure of Ukraine damaged as a result of Russian missile terror.
“Ukrainian diplomats are in constant contact with their partners and make every effort to ensure that Ukrainians have electricity, heat, and water in their homes. We attract the necessary assistance and equipment to overcome the consequences of Russia’s terrorist attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure. We will not allow Russian terror to break either us or our partners,” Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba emphasised.
Kuleba noted that the Head of State issued a corresponding order, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Energy, and other government agencies and state enterprises compiled and updated the list of needs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine updated the relevant requests within the framework of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and NATO’s Disaster Response Coordination Centre. In addition, diplomats process inquiries directly with energy equipment manufacturing companies in France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, the People’s Republic of China, and other countries.
“We have already agreed on the equipment supplies by the governments and companies of 12 countries: Israel, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, Germany, North Macedonia, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, and France. In total, we are talking about 954 units of energy equipment. The first batches of aid are already in Ukraine; the rest are expected to arrive in the near future. We continue to work toward increasing the range of partners and the amount of support,” he said.
The equipment that Ukraine receives includes generators of various types, automatic transfer switches, heat guns, and more.
“We are grateful to every partner and every company that responded to our urgent request. Ukraine will always remember those who stood with us in a difficult hour of trials,” concluded the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.