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  • Ukraine Energy Support Fund: Sweden to provide additional EUR 42 million
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 30 May 2024 15:26

    The Swedish government has decided to provide a new aid package for the Ukrainian energy sector. As part of this assistance, the partners will allocate around EUR 42.5 million to Ukraine Energy Support Fund, which was established at the initiative of Ukraine's Energy Minister German Galushchenko and European Commissioner Kadri Simson.

    Another sum worth almost EUR 12.7 million will be used to support the energy sector through the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine.

    "Sweden is a reliable partner of Ukraine in countering russian aggression. We are grateful to our Swedish partners for yet another contribution to strengthening our energy security," said Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko.

    The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is the coordinator of the assistance. The funds will be used to supply power equipment (generators, transformers, etc.) and restore the energy infrastructure of Kharkiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv and Kyiv regions. This is primarily about ensuring power supply to critical social infrastructure facilities such as schools, hospitals, transport and water supply.

    It is worth reminding that Sweden is one of the major sponsors of Ukraine Energy Support Fund, having contributed almost EUR 25.3 million.

    In addition, since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion, Ukraine has received 122 shipments of energy equipment from Sweden weighing over 1,357 tonnes, including hundreds of generators, transformers, gas meters, electrical cables and other equipment for restoration and repairs.