Iryna Pohorila20:52, 18.01.23
USAID specified that $125 million will be allocated within the framework of additional financing of Ukraine.
The administration of US President Joe Biden will send $125 million for electrical components and other materials that will help Ukraine cope with the repair of energy infrastructure facilities after the Russian strikes.
This was stated by the head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power, AP reports . In particular, the money will be used to purchase backup power for Kyiv’s water supply and heating systems. This aid will also replenish stocks of gas turbines, transformers and other power equipment.
USAID clarified that $125 million will be allocated within the framework of additional funding for Ukraine approved by Congress in December 2022.
Strikes on energy infrastructure facilities
Since October 2022, the Russian occupiers have intensified attacks on the Ukrainian power grid and other critical infrastructure facilities, which has led to shortages in Ukraine’s energy system and massive blackouts.
USAID’s previous assistance included the provision of 1,415 generators for schools and hospitals throughout Ukraine.