The Government has decided to attract a loan of EUR 32.5 million for Ukrenergo from the German state bank KfW. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
According to the Head of Government, Ukrenergo will be able to use these funds to restore substations damaged by the enemy.
The Government also approved a draft law redirecting part of the loan funds of the European Investment Bank for the reconstruction of one of the key substations in Kyiv region.
“The assistance of international partners is important for us today. The Generators of Hope initiative has already started working. Belgian cities have transferred the first batch of generators to Ukraine. Soon other communities of the EU countries will join. France has delivered 100 generators. Norway is now providing Ukrainian border guards with generators. Yesterday, during a meeting with a delegation of ministers of the Government of Slovakia, we agreed on the supply of about 300 generators,” said Denys Shmyhal.
In addition, according to the Prime Minister, an assistance package is being agreed with Japan. It will include equipment necessary for urgent repairs of the power system. Also, as the first stage of assistance, Japanese partners will transfer more than 240 generators to Ukraine.
“Support for Ukraine is truly popular. Not only governments, but also businesses, NGOs and ordinary people demonstrate solidarity. This assistance is critically important for us now,” the Prime Minister stressed.