First batch of emergency repair equipment arrives in Ukraine, says U.S. ambassador

16 December 2022, 06:40 PM
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The first batch of emergency repair equipment from the United States has arrived in Ukraine, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink tweeted while commenting on the latest Russian missile attack on Ukrainian cities on Dec. 16.

"Grateful for the work of Ukraine's air defense amid more escalatory Russian attacks this morning on civilian infrastructure in Kyivand around the country,” she said.

“First U.S. shipment of emergency repair equipment has already arrived – Ukraine will prevail.”

Brink did not specify what kind of equipment it was, but it is likely equipment for repairing energy and other critical infrastructure damaged as a result of strikes by the Russian military.

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Since October, Russian troops have been targeting critical infrastructure facilities. Kyiv is asking its partners for equipment to repair and restore energy infrastructure.

On the morning of Dec. 16, the Russian military launched a new massive attack on Ukraine. Energy infrastructure facilities were hit in a number of regions in the east and south of the country, as well as in the center.

In Kyiv, explosions were recorded in three districts of the Ukrainian capital: Desna, Dnipro and Holosiyiv. Water supply in the city was interrupted as a result.

In addition, a number of Ukrainian oblasts and large cities have been cut off from power, due to damage to the grid.

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