31 OCTOBER 2022
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, said that Kyiv has a dialogue with partners on assistance to restore the energy infrastructure after the Russian shelling. They have agreed with 12 countries.
Kuleba noted that Ukrainian diplomats are in permanent contact with partners on this issue based on lists of needs prepared by relevant services. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has updated the requests within the European Civil Protection Mechanism framework and the NATO Crisis Response Center. 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 supply from 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. We expect the rest soon. We continue to work on increasing the range of partners and the amount of aid,” said Dmytro Kuleba, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.
Among the equipment are generators of various types, automatic switches, heat guns, and others.
“We will not let Russian terror break either our partners or us… We are grateful to every partner and every company that responded to our urgent request,” Kuleba said.
Previously, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Fiala, announced during his visit to Kyiv that Prague would donate to Ukraine 20 million koruna (about 820,000 euro) to purchase diesel power generators.