On the Power Engineer's Day, on December 22, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal visited three energy infrastructure facilities in Kyiv and Kyiv region.
The Head of Government got acquainted with the progress in the restoration of the facilities of PJSC Ukrhydroenergo, NPC Ukrenergo, SE NNEGC Energoatom and awarded the power engineers with diplomas of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
"It is a great honor for me to congratulate you on the professional holiday of power engineers. Years will pass, and more than one book will be written about these days and the history of Ukraine's struggle for its freedom. And there will definitely be a chapter there that will forever capture the feat of Ukrainian power engineers. Today you are true warriors of light, and light means hope. And every time a light bulb lights up in an apartment, hope and joy arise inside. You bring back a piece of normal life to the homes of Ukrainians. We are all grateful to you for this," Denys Shmyhal said.
The Prime Minister noted that wartime did not allow for voicing all the details of the incredible work done by power engineers, but everyone knows that the power system of Ukraine rests on their shoulders.
"We remember that it is always darkest before dawn. We will survive. Thanks to your work. Thanks to your professionalism. Thanks to your heroism. We will overcome our enemy. Ukraine will win and flourish. I thank each of you for your work and contribution to this victory," the Prime Minister stressed.
During his visit to the Ukrhydroenergo facility, the Prime Minister noted the role of hydropower in ensuring the stability of the energy system and that the Government was doing everything possible to provide the necessary equipment for the restoration.
At the Ukrenergo facility, Denys Shmyhal inspected the destruction caused by russian shelling and the restoration process, as well as discussed the protection of the power system with the employees.
During the visit to the Energoatom facility, the Head of Government heard information from the employees of one of the nuclear power plants, who reported on the state of affairs in the nuclear energy sector.
The Prime Minister together with the audience also observed a minute of silence in memory of the power engineers who died performing their professional duties.