Despite the fact that the energy infrastructure has been under attack for more than a week, the situation remains difficult but under control, stressed Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal during a Government session on October 21.
Prime Minister noted russian army had determined our energy sector as one of the key targets for its attacks. According to him, through October 10 - 20, as a result of missile strikes there have been damaged more than 400 facilities in 16 regions of our country, including dozens of energy facilities.
“Simultaneously, Ukrainian energy facilities suffer constant cyber attacks. russian propagandists and officials speak openly about the purpose of all these attacks: Ukraine, according to them, should be left without water, without light, without heat. Our objective is to prevent this from happening,” emphasized Denys Shmyhal.
The Head of Government stressed that the number of repair crews had been significantly increased, additional equipment for repairs purchased and stored in safe locations. Partner countries constantly render the necessary assistance.
“A USD 55 million resource has been allocated by the USA for the repair and maintenance of gas pipelines, as well as the provision of electric generators, alternative sources of fuel for social infrastructure. The Netherlands plans to provide EUR 70 million. Denmark helps with organization of the heating season in Mykolaiv region,” told the Prime Minister.
According to the Head of Government, Ukraine has preliminary agreements with Norway and Great Britain on the supply of gas, especially in case of critical need this winter. The EU and Canada are also joining in the aid. Distribution system operators from Belgium, Poland, Germany, Italy, and other countries transfer generators, equipment for transformer houses, wires, insulators for high-voltage transmission lines, and many other equipment to our Ukrenergo company, the Prime Minister added. Thanks to all this the country has the ability to restore the electricity supply faster.